Abstract: the world currently has 168 wind investment to help the unicorn, although the unicorns are now more than ever, but cash rich technology companies are not interested in them. In the first half of 21 in the merger and acquisition transactions, only 2 pen and venture capital funded by the unicorn technology company related to the.
venture capital company CBInsights data recently released a report, although the technology is still on the scale of corporate buyers over $1 billion deal, but they have the high valuation of the Unicorn (by the wind, the valuation of investment to help the $1 billion or more of the tech start-ups) did not interest. This shows that the current valuation of Unicorns has been significantly higher. The following is the summary of the article:
global currently has 168 wind investment help Unicorn company, the total valuation reached $600 billion. Although the unicorns are now more than ever, but cash rich technology companies are not interested in them.
it’s not because these buyers are sitting on the sidelines. In fact, this year the acquisition of more than 1 billion U.S. dollars of private technology companies trading has reached a total of 21 pens, but only two of them unicorn. It can be expected that investors are eager to find a way out, given the billions of dollars invested in unicorns. For some time, these investors have been lamenting a lack of
export market, so that these unicorns are initial public offering or acquisition. Although there are some very limited highlights in the initial public offering this year, but in the M & a market is very bleak.
but as the following picture shows, the market is not a lack of willingness to spend a lot of money to buy buyers.
this year, the technology industry has 21 M & A transactions of more than $1 billion. The data do not include mergers and acquisitions between large listed companies, only the acquisition of private technology companies trading data:
· over $1 billion acquisition of private technology companies;
· private technology company to sell some of the equity valuation of more than $1 billion;
· private listed companies privatized technology companies.
in the 21 deals, only 2 pen and venture funded science and technology company unicorn, the Alibaba group to inject $1 billion 500 million before the valuation of the acquisition of a controlling stake in Lazada, and CISCO’s $1 billion 400 million acquisition of Jasper.
in other words, buyers in the market still exist, but they do not pay attention to the unicorn.
vanity and overvalued Unicorn
for insiders, the company’s acquisition of Unicorn trading may not be enough to make them feel