(Bloomberg) -- Semiconductor mergers were so 2015. This year’s hottest club is business-software deals.

A flurry of enterprise-software transactions have been announced in the past two months, helping the technology sector recover from a major drop in semiconductor merger activity. The latest is last week's announcement that big data vendor Qlik Technologies Inc. agreed to be bought by private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC for about $3 billion. It follows Wednesday’s $2.8 billion takeover of Demandware Inc. by Salesforce.com Inc., announced just a day after Vista Equity Partners LLC’s $1.8 billion acquisition of marketing-software firm Marketo Inc.

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