As cloud computing and video technology come more into focus, private equity firms will focus more on making acquisitions in those markets.  

Cloud computing, for example, seems tailor-made for private equity investors, whose appetite for efficient, cost-effective strategies is legendary. Thoma Bravo is among the PE firms investing in the technology (for more, see Thoma Bravo & Others Bet Big on the Cloud). The firm’s $930 million purchase of cloud-based TravelClick won Mergers & Acquisitions’ 2014 M&A Mid-Market Award for Deal of the Year.

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