IT Management Slideshow: What Tech CFOs Expect in 2012

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-23-2012

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73% of CFOs at tech companies expect revenues to increase during the next 12 months, down from 77% a year ago.

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2.6% is the average projected increase in 2012 revenue, down from the 10.4% forecasted in 2011.

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75% of CFOs surveyed expect merger and acquisition activity to increase in 2012.

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77% of CFOs say the motivation for M&A activity will be strategic growth, as opposed to holding current market position.

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Tech Industry Segments with Most Projected M&A Activity:• Traditional software (as cited by 39% of CFOs at tech companies)• Media/telecom (33%)• Biotech/life sciences (12%)• Hardware (11%)

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63% of CFOs surveyed say they expect IPO activity to increase this year.

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76% of CFOs say they feel better about their company's ability to access capital and credit in 2012 than they did last year.

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38% of the CFOs actually plan to seek additional capital this year even with the access, signifying adequate cash reserves.

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Of those seeking additional capital, 55% of tech-company CFOs will focus on debt.

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