April 26, 2012 – While not always the biggest money makers in the information management market, segments that deal in health care and education  data will both continue to see a spike in mergers and acquisitions due to a mix of innovation and regulation, according to new analysis from Berkery Noyes.

In the financial advisory’s first-quarter review of the information and IT marketplace, there were 797 merger and acquisition transactions in the first quarter of 2012, the same number as in the final quarter of 2011. However, the value of deals in the first quarter of 2012 increased by 6 percent over the end of 2011 to $36.3 billion, according to Berkery Noyes. The biggest money deal was Cisco’s nearly $5 billion pitch for multimedia storage provider NDS Group.

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