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Nov 18, 2021

Q3 2021 | Software Benchmark report: European and UK companies see strongest valuation growth YoY

Welcome to the latest edition of the Silverpeak Benchmark report: Application Software Sector, a review of key company valuation metrics in the US, UK and European application software sectors. By reviewing sector median averages, our aim is to provide a set of software industry benchmarks against which individual company performance can be measured.

Report highlights

  • Although revenue multiples of US software companies continue to be higher than the rest, Small & Mid Cap UK and European companies have shown much greater Y.o.Y growth.
  • There has been an overall increase in revenue multiples this quarter with the exception of US Vertical which reached a peak of 10.6x at the start of September and fell substantially by the end of Q3.
  • EBITDA multiples for UK and European software companies continue to rapidly increase and outperform the US companies on Y.o.Y growth. European software multiples increased by 11% Q.o.Q reaching US Vertical levels for the first time since 2016.
  • Even though HR tech continues to have a significantly higher median enterprise index value than the other verticals, the median EV has fallen by 5% in Q3.

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