Enterprise software & SaaS

The enterprise software market has evolved with the advent of software as a service (SaaS).

The enterprise software market has undergone rapid change with the advent of the software as a service (SaaS) model, made possible by advances in cloud computing.

While Sett & Lucas has traditionally represented high growth enterprise software firms over the years, the firm has adapted to the emerging technology trends around SaaS, such as artificial intelligence (AI), cyber security, autonomous driving technology, robotics and unified communications.

As early adopters, Sett & Lucas is proud of their domain expertise and transaction experience. The work in this practice area can be classified into the following sub domains:

  • SaaS and on-premise software
  • Vertical industry focussed software
  • Next Gen technologies (Artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning)

Information technology and IT enabled services

IT services is a core focus. We have global experience, with a huge network of strategic buyers.

IT services is part of our core focus. The team at Sett & Lucas has global experience in executing deals in the technology sector, with a huge network of strategic buyers.

Several investment bankers at S&L have either led or played key roles in numerous first generation billion dollar cross border IT services deals. Today, they leverage the skills and that experience to service several large and mid cap firms in these four sub domains:

  • System integration and global implementation services
  • IT staffing and professional services
  • Business process outsourcing
  • Knowledge process outsourcing
  • Infrastructure and cloud services

Digital marketing

We offer strategic, financial and operational expertise to digital marketing companies.

Sett & Lucas provides strategic, financial and operational expertise to digital marketing companies. Digital has brought about huge change across industries, including new opportunities.

Our advisory team provides insights and advice to firms that operate a variety of digital media and eCommerce businesses. We operate and have transaction experience across these sub domains:

  • Interactive, branding and creative agencies
  • UX specialists
  • Search marketing – SEO, PPC and affiliate marketing
  • Marketing and data services
  • Mobile apps
  • Ecommerce

Consumer internet

Our relationships in the technology ecosystem facilitate capital raising and M&A for consumer internet firms.

Sett & Lucas team has had tremendous expertise working closely with consumer Internet companies. Close cooperation with accelerators, incubators, corporate venture capital and early stage VC firms has helped build the right ecosystem for capital raising and M&A for consumer internet firms.

We have worked with a large number of financial and strategic partners who find this sector extremely exciting. We track, monitor and service the following sub sectors:

  • Display
  • Content
  • Video
  • Mobile
  • Social
  • Gaming
  • Marketplace and e-commerce
  • Internet of things (IoT)


Digital transformation in the industrials vertical creates opportunities in this space.

Consumer expectations and connected devices and platforms are driving the digital transformation of manufacturing.  Trends such as IoT, AI and machine learning, industrial robots, data and analytics and 3D manufacturing have radically altered the landscape.

We mainly work with companies that possess cutting-edge, high-end, advanced engineering products and services with a unique position.  With experts in global hubs around the world our investment banking services takes full use of this cross border expertise, knowledge and know how to provide mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, equity and debt financings advice. We specialize in the following sub sectors:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace and defense
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Engineering services