Report: Growth of Information Solutions Drives Deals

Business models built on data, software and analytics prove attractive for M&A

Rapid advances in technology and the digital economy have created too much data for client organizations to analyze effectively on their own, creating demand for the services of Information Solutions companies. The value and growth potential of these business models – built around data, software and analytics solutions – is making them attractive acquisition targets for a broad range of buyers. Corporate buyers are seeking to capitalize on the strong growth potential of various subsectors by adding service lines, technical expertise, and geographic coverage. Financial sponsors are drawn to the positive features of the Information Solutions business model, including recurring revenues, scalability, and healthy cash conversion.

In this report, Baird explores the attractive business models, growth drivers and M&A valuations of Information Solutions companies based on their corporate function and industry.

Corporate Function Industry Vertical
  • Credit
  • Financial and Economic
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Strategy and Business Intelligence
  • Automotive
  • Real Estate
  • Energy and Environmental
  • Insurance


Through our analysis, Baird anticipates further strength in deal-making throughout the Information Solutions sector in the years ahead.

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