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Union Square Advisors Releases 2022 Outlook Report: “The Power of Resilience: Technology is Well Positioned for 2022”

Fifth annual report highlights the firm’s predictions and insights for the year ahead in technology M&A and capital raising.

Union Square Advisors, a boutique technology-focused investment bank, today announced the release of its 2022 Outlook Report: The Power of Resilience: Technology is Well Positioned for 2022.

Union Square Advisors forecasts that 2022 will be another strong and successful year for technology deal making, as technology proved to be resilient despite the ongoing impacts of the pandemic and divided U.S. political climate. Technology demonstrated an indispensable ability to bolster companies with innovation, while delivering strong returns for investors in the process. While 2022 brings with it additional headwinds (e.g., COVID variants, inflation, interest rate hikes and supply chain constraints), the firm believes that the abundance of available capital and the ability to finance technical innovation will enable the sector to continue its momentum in 2022.

Specific areas that the firm predicts will explode in 2022 include:

  • The confluence of IoT and AI (AIoT): The confluence of IoT and AI (AIoT) proved it could deliver tangible ROI in the form of analytics-generated process and yield optimization, cost savings and a reduction of wasted materials in sectors such as manufacturing. Companies in 2022 will look to leverage this technology to achieve new levels of ROI.
  • Information technology-related services and solutions: Last year companies were forced to pivot to new models to including digitized sales and marketing lead generation, customer service interaction and business communications. As a result, we can expect IT services and software to continue to be red hot solutions that companies use to automate and create a seamless, easy experience for their employees, customers and vendors.
  • Cloud-native infrastructure: Cloud-native infrastructure demonstrated how it could help companies address inherent in-building and running applications, as well as develop data management infrastructure, so there is no doubt that in 2022, infrastructure software valuations will remain elevated, especially for companies that have effectively scaled and grown rapidly.

“In 2021, the technology sector demonstrated a resilience that we believe positions companies to see more growth in the coming year,” said Carter McClelland, Chairman and Co-Founder, Union Square Advisors. “The verticals we’re focused on, like digital transformation, enterprise software, cloud computing, real estate tech and more, are positioned well for success in 2022.”

“We remain optimistic about technology continuing its role as one of the bright spots in the U.S. economy,” said Ted Smith, President and Co-Founder. “Our outlook for 2022 is positive, and we expect our clients to remain active when it comes to deal making in the year ahead.”

For the full report, visit HERE.

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