February 19, 2020 – Irvine, CA – De Bellas & Co., the leading M&A advisory firm serving the Staffing and Workforce Solutions industries exclusively, reported today on M&A activity in Q4 2019.
In Q4 2019, 37 M&A transactions were announced or completed, vs. 45 in Q4 2018, representing a decrease of almost 18%. In Q4, Software/Cloud and IT Staffing led with 9 and 8 transactions respectively. The Healthcare, Executive Search and Finance/Accounting categories followed with 3
For all of 2019, 182 M&A transactions were announced or completed, vs. 174 in 2018, representing an increase of 5%. The top four categories in both years were Software/Cloud, IT Staffing, Commercial, and Healthcare with 37, 28, 24 and 20 transactions respectively in this past year. In both 2019 and 2018 these four categories comprised nearly 60% of all transactions.