Technological convergence - is buying into technology the future?



Technology is part of almost everything consumers do. This has resulted in a seismic shift in the kinds of deals being done between businesses. It’s now far less easy to predict the types of businesses that will purchase certain targets. Smaller tech firms are no longer just being bought by larger tech firms. Now, their acquirers can come from almost any industry. In fact, the trend for businesses in non-tech industries buying up tech businesses in order to embed technological capabilities in their offering has become so normalised, it has a name: technological convergence.

What is convergence?

Convergence is the term used to describe two unrelated entities coming together. Within the business, technology or M&A space the term ‘technology convergence’ is used to describe the scenario when two unrelated technologies merge into one service or device. Within the M&A space specifically, convergence often means two unrelated sectors merging…


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