Tech deals came from many places in 2014. Companies looked to build up their cloud offerings and bulk up on cybersecurity, or expand into new tech territory. The health care sector also began implementing more technology as a means to handle an influx of patients. Here is Mergers & Acquisitions round up of 12 of the year's most notable mid-market technology deals (in order of deal announcement date):
1. In January, Chicago private equity firm Sterling Partners closed a $109 million deal for e-commerce logistics provider Innotrac Inc. Innotrac provides e-commerce fulfillment, reverse logistics, call-center support and digital technology integration to retailers globally. (Watch our video, below). Sterling has yet to make add-on acquisitions to Innotrac, but Sterling senior managing director Rick Elfman says the company has grown organically through an increase in customers.