Three-quarters (75%) of medium sized UK technology companies have no plans to invest in new markets in the next 12 months, this research report from Grant Thornton reveals.
The research reflects trends over the last five years for mergers and acquisitions in the technology market, which show that domestic investment continues to be the number one priority for ICT businesses. 141 UK to UK deals were completed in 2011, a higher volume than with any other market.
In terms of outbound investment from the UK technology sector, mature markets such as the USA, Australia and Germany have consistently remained at the top of the league in comparison to other markets.
The report features an ‘expansion index' guide, which compares existing UK investment markets such as the UK, the USA, Germany, France and the Netherlands with emerging economies.
The data demonstrates that the markets with the biggest opportunities are also the markets that present the biggest challenge for investors.
The report provides detailed insight about key technology markets, both traditional and emerging, from technology investment experts from around the world.
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