New GTDC Report Identifies the Top Factors Influencing Investment in the IT Industry   

Venture capital (VC), private equity (PE), and angel investors double down on high tech.

The world’s leading consortium of technology distributors — the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) — has today released a new report exploring the current and future trends in IT industry investments and the people and companies behind this growing influx of capital.

“Investment Trends in the IT Industry” report follows the money trail and looks at the drivers behind the surge in global funds fueling growth in the technology community. From the rising value of IT related to workplace and business changes to the worldwide increase in investment dollars, this study investigates the key aspects of this financial phenomenon and how it benefits emerging and more established companies.   

“It’s no surprise that investors see the IT industry as a high return opportunity,” says GTDC CEO Frank Vitagliano. “The eye-opener is how much money is flowing into our community and the power behind these investments, which is driving real innovation and increasing the overall value of the technology community.

Distributors certainly play a part in this valuation growth trend, providing the leverage vendors and ITSPs need to scale their businesses cost-effectively.”

Some of the points covered in the report include:

  • Global venture investment in the IT industry hit a record in 2021, up 92% over 2020.
  • COVID-19-related business changes and economic volatility over the past two-plus years heightened awareness and the business case of high-tech firms.
  • According to researchers, IT companies commanded most VC investments between 2010 and 2020.
  • Despite the positives, economic instability, rising interest rates and market volatility could negatively affect overall business investments.

The GTDC “Investment Trends in the IT Industry” report also explores demand growth trends and other potential challenges. With more than nine out of ten (94%) organizations expecting their technology budgets to increase or remain the same in 2022, most experts have a positive outlook on sales and IT business valuations. This free report is now available to download from the GTDC Resource Center.

About the GTDC 

 The Global Technology Distribution Council is the industry consortium representing the world’s leading tech distributors. GTDC members drive an estimated $150 billion in annual worldwide sales of products, services and solutions through diverse business channels. GTDC conferences support the development and expansion of strategic supply-chain partnerships that continually address the fast-changing marketplace needs of vendors, end customers and distributors. GTDC members include AB S.A. (WSE: ABPL), Almo Corporation, Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), CMS Distribution, Computer Gross Italia (MI: SES), D&H Distributing, ELKO, Esprinet (PRT.MI), Exclusive Networks (EPA: EXN), Exertis, Infinigate, Ingram Micro, Intcomex, Logicom (CSE:LOG), Nuvias Group, Siewert & Kau, SiS Technologies (HKSE: 0529), Tarsus, TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX), TIM AG and Westcon-Comstor.