(Bloomberg) -- Big Internet and software deals are rare. That may change in 2016.

Microsoft Corp.’s $26.2 billion deal for LinkedIn Corp. could trigger other large-cap M&A for business software and Internet companies. NetSuite Inc. and Ultimate Software Group Inc. could both be targeted by companies including SAP SE, IBM Corp. and Oracle Corp. that want to strengthen their cloud-computing assets, according to Mandeep Singh, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence.

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