Led by $487.97m venture financing of eStruxture Data Centers, Canada’s technology industry saw a rise of 17.68% in overall deal activity during Q2 2021, when compared with the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 198 deals worth $5bn were announced in Q2 2021, compared with the last four-quarter average of 168.25 deals.

venture financing was the leading category in the quarter with 95 deals which accounted for 48% of all deals.

In second place was M&A with 80 deals, followed by private equity with 23 transactions, respectively accounting for 40.4% and 11.6% of overall deal activity in the Canada’s technology industry during the quarter.

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By GlobalData

In terms of value of deals, venture financing was the leading deal category in Canada’s technology industry with total deals worth $3.26bn, while M&A and private equity deals totalled $1.15bn and $533.9m respectively.

Canada technology industry deals in Q2 2021: Top deals

The top five technology industry deals accounted for 39.03% of the overall value during Q2 2021.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $1.93bn, against the overall value of $5bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five technology industry deals of Q2 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and Fengate Asset Management’s $487.97m venture financing of eStruxture Data Centers

2) The $430m acquisition of EXFO by Viavi Solutions

3) American Express Ventures, Blumberg Capital, Citi Ventures, Mouro Capital and TCV’s $394m venture financing of Trulioo

4) The $318.9m acquisition deal with Photon Control by MKS Instruments

5) BDC Capital, Blue Cloud Ventures, Fidelity Management & Research, Garage Capital, Harmonic Growth Partners, Index Ventures, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board and Teachers Innovation Platform’s venture financing with Easy Education for $300m.