Just wanted to comment on the positive numbers my ex-associate at the 451 Group and very brilliant M&A analyst Brenon Daly put together showing the deal trends so far in 2009.
As noted in his recent blog post – April was a banner month for deals, even in this economy. Total deals in the sector were valued at $21 billion. Of course, this is buoyed by the Oracle/Sun transaction. But the big deals, and smatterings of smaller tech M&A might be a good omen for the economy.
The flow of cash and stock is always a good thing…next up – fingers crossed – some non-M&A based exits to really get the fires going in the tech industry and economy at large.