Total technology industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 worth $5.31bn were announced in China, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 196.8% over the previous quarter and a rise of 25.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $4.23bn.

China held a 6.4% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $82.77bn in Q2 2019.

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In terms of deal activity, China recorded 48 deals during Q2 2019, marking a rise of 41.2% over the previous quarter and a rise of 23.1% over the last four-quarter average.

China technology industry M&A deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 85.04% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five technology industry M&A deals stood at $4.51bn, against the overall value of $5.31bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced technology industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was Ziguang Guowei’s $2.61bn acquisition of Ziguang Liansheng.

In second place was the $547m acquisition of Qianxin Technology by China Electronics and in third place was Alibaba Group Holding’s $520.33m acquisition of China TransInfo Technology.

The $520m stake acquisition of China TransInfo Technology by Alibaba (China) Technology and iFresh’s acquisition of Xiaotai International Investment for $321.06m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

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