Our recent insurance technology quarterly highlights provided a state of the sector summary. Now we're performing a deep dive examination of insurtech exits to see how things are shaping up on the M&A and IPO front.
Based on analysis on our insurance technology research platform, we see that exit activity in the first half of 2018 is trending down from the previous two years.
2018 Mid-Year Insurance Technology Exit Activity Lower Than 2017 And 2016
Let’s take a closer look at the number of insurance technology exit events by year.
The above graphic shows 13 exits in the first half of 2018. For the past three years, Q3 and Q4 accounted for 53% of total exit events on average. If that trend holds, 2018 exits will finish the year lower than 2017 and 2016, but higher than 2015. We'll see if the second half of the year changes this trend!