Deal Trends in the Technology Industry

Technology’s deals dashboard tracks deal trends in the technology industry. The dashboard provides an extensive analysis by capturing trends in terms of deal types, geographies, industry players, advisory firms, and the number of deals and their value.

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Technology’s deals dashboard tracks deal trends in the technology industry.

Technology industry deal activity by deal type - volume (Last 12 months)

The deals dashboard provides an insightful and thorough overview of deal activity in terms of deal types and the number of deals in the global technology industry over the last 12 months. It covers mergers and acquisitions (M&As), private equity and venture financing deal types.

Technology industry deal activity by deal type - value (Last 12 months)

Technology’s deals dashboard offers an analysis on deal activity in the global technology industry in terms of deal type and value. Deal types encompassing M&As, private equity and venture financing are tracked over the last 12 months.

Mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry

Technology provides an overview of M&A deal activity in the technology industry. Besides M&A deals, the dashboard tracks the leading M&A financial and legal advisors, and M&A deal activity by theme.

Technology industry M&A deal activity by region (Last 12 months)

Technology’s deals dashboard tracks M&A transactions recorded in the technology industry in different regions in the last 12-month period.

Source: GlobalData

Largest M&A deals in the technology industry

The following table lists details of the largest merger and acquisition deals in terms of value in the global technology industry.

Acquirer Target Deal Date Value (US$m)
Anhui Jingzhuo Optical Display Technology SuZhou Victory Precision Manufacture CO,. LTD - Assets 21 Jan 2022 67,667.8
X Holdings Twitter 25 Apr 2022 44,000.0
Oracle Cerner 16 Dec 2021 29,600.0
Block Afterpay 01 Aug 2021 29,000.0
Take-Two Interactive Software Zynga 10 Jan 2022 12,700.0
Intuit The Rocket Science Group 13 Sep 2021 12,000.0
New AspenTech Emerson-Geological Simulation Software Business 11 Oct 2021 11,000.0
Source: GlobalData

M&A deals advisor rankings in the technology industry (2021 vs. 2020)

Technology’s deals dashboard reveals top financial and legal advisors to M&A deals by both deal value and volume in the global technology industry during 2020 and 2021.

M&A financial advisor rankings in the technology industry

Technology compares rankings of leading financial advisors to M&A transactions in terms of deal value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
The Goldman Sachs Group 1 2
Morgan Stanley 2 1
J.P. Morgan Securities 3 7
Bank of America 4 3
Evercore 5 16
JPMorgan Chase 6 6
Barclays 7 8
Qatalyst Partners 8 11
LionTree Advisors 9 14
Citigroup 10 5
Source: GlobalData

Technology compares rankings of leading financial advisors to M&A transactions in terms of deal value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
The Goldman Sachs Group 1 1
Houlihan Lokey 2 5
Morgan Stanley 3 3
Ernst & Young Global 4 2
Citigroup 5 7
Bank of America 6 4
J.P. Morgan Securities 7 19
Rothschild 8 13
Raymond James Financial 9 8
Barclays 10 12
Source: GlobalData

M&A legal advisor rankings in the technology industry

Technology compares rankings of leading legal advisors to M&A transactions in terms of deal value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 1 5
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 2 24
Latham & Watkins 3 2
Kirkland & Ellis 4 7
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 5 9
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson 6 45
Sullivan & Cromwell 7 8
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates 8 1
Cravath, Swaine & Moore 9 28
Davis Polk & Wardwell 10 3
Source: GlobalData

Technology compares rankings of leading legal advisors to M&A transactions in terms of deal value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
Kirkland & Ellis 1 1
Latham & Watkins 2 3
Baker & McKenzie 3 2
DLA Piper 4 4
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates 5 8
CMS Legal Services EEIG 6 7
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 7 9
Fenwick & West 8 10
White & Case 9 12
Cooley 10 11
Source: GlobalData

M&A deal activity by theme in the technology industry: Last 12 months (by volume)

Technology tracks the number of M&A deals by theme in the technology industry. The following chart lists top ten themes that hold the most number of deals.

Private equity deals in the technology industry

Technology’s deals dashboard provides information on private equity deals data, including deals by region, top legal and financial advisors, and top deals by theme.

Private equity deal activity in the technology industry by region (Last 12 months)

Technology tracks private equity deal activity in different regions of the globe over the last 12 months.

Source: GlobalData

Top private equity deals in the technology industry

The following table lists details of the largest private equity deals by value in the global technology industry.

Investor Target Deal Date Value (US$m)
Global Infrastructure Partners Vantage Towers 18 Mar 2022 16,596.8
Vista Equity Partners Management Citrix Systems 31 Jan 2022 16,500.0
Evergreen Coast Capital Nielsen Holdings 29 Mar 2022 16,000.0
KKR Financial Holdings CyrusOne 15 Nov 2021 15,000.0
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority McAfee 08 Nov 2021 14,000.0
Thoma Bravo Anaplan 20 Mar 2022 10,700.0
The Blackstone Group QTS Realty Trust 07 Jun 2021 10,000.0
Apollo Global Management TEGNA 22 Feb 2022 8,600.0
Brookfield Business Partners CDK Global 07 Apr 2022 8,300.0
Apollo Global Management Lumen Technologies Inc - Assets 03 Aug 2021 7,500.0
Source: GlobalData

Top private equity investors in the technology industry (last 12 months)

Technology’s deals dashboard tracks top private equity investors in the technology industry over the last 12 months.

Investor Name Value (US$m) No of Deals
KKR 12,238.4 19
Thoma Bravo 36,171.0 18
Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners 487.3 17
Warburg Pincus 14,629.0 14
TA Associates Management 130.0 14
Vista Equity Partners Management 19,615.0 13
Marlin Equity Partners 150.0 13
Advent International 16,290.0 12
Main Capital Partners N/A 12
Francisco Partners Management 4,150.0 11
Source: GlobalData

Private equity deals advisors in the technology industry (2021 vs. 2020)

Technology monitors financial and legal advisors to private equity deals by value and volume in the global technology industry during 2020 and 2021.

Private equity financial advisor rankings in the technology industry

Technology’s deals dashboard compares ranking of leading financial advisors to private equity transactions in terms of value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
The Goldman Sachs Group 1 2
Morgan Stanley 2 1
Barclays 3 7
Bank of America 4 3
Citigroup 5 6
J.P. Morgan Securities 6 11
Evercore 7 12
Credit Suisse Group 8 8
Deutsche Bank 9 16
UBS Group 10 9
Source: GlobalData

Technology’s deals dashboard compares ranking of leading financial advisors to private equity transactions in terms of value and volume between 2020 and 2021

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
Houlihan Lokey 1 5
Raymond James Financial 2 7
The Goldman Sachs Group 3 1
PricewaterhouseCoopers International 4 4
WBC Holdings 5 8
Evercore 6 9
Rothschild 7 12
Ernst & Young Global 8 3
Morgan Stanley 9 2
Baird Financial Group 10 13
Source: GlobalData

Private equity legal advisor rankings in the technology industry

Technology compares ranking of leading legal advisors to private equity transactions in terms of value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
Kirkland & Ellis 1 1
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates 2 12
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 3 5
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 4 2
Ropes & Gray 5 9
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 6 33
Willkie Farr & Gallagher 7 6
Latham & Watkins 8 8
Weil, Gotshal & Manges 9 4
Paul Hastings 10 27
Source: GlobalData

The deals dashboard compares ranking of leading legal advisors to private equity transactions in terms of value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
Kirkland & Ellis 1 1
Latham & Watkins 2 2
Weil, Gotshal & Manges 3 3
Ropes & Gray 4 6
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 5 4
Goodwin Procter 6 5
Willkie Farr & Gallagher 7 9
Paul Hastings 8 17
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 9 7
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates 10 15
Source: GlobalData

Private equity deals by theme in the technology industry: Last 12 months (by volume)

Technology tracks the number of private equity deals by theme in the technology industry. The following chart lists top ten themes that hold the most number of deals in 2021.

Venture financing deals in the technology industry

Technology’s provides an overview of venture financing deal activity in the technology industry around the globe, including deals by region, top venture financing deals and capital investors.

Venture financing deal activity in the technology industry by region (Last 12 months)

Technology tracks venture financing deals recorded in the technology industry in different regions of the globe in the last 12-month period.

Source: GlobalData

Top ten venture financing deals in the technology industry

The following table lists the top ten venture financing deals by value in the global technology industry.

Investor Target Deal Date Value (US$m)
Antara Capital Master Fund Flipkart Internet 11 May 2021 3,600.0
Insight Partners Databricks 31 Aug 2021 1,600.0
Undisclosed GM Cruise 23 Aug 2021 1,572.0
Shanghai Weihao Chuangxin Investment Management Horizon Robotics 11 Jun 2021 1,500.0
ICONIQ Growth Articulate Global 01 Jul 2021 1,500.0
Permodalan Nasional Berhard GoTo 11 Nov 2021 1,300.0
Cathay Capital GTA Semiconductor 30 Nov 2021 1,260.0
Undisclosed Lacework 12 Nov 2021 1,203.9
Maverick Capital Devoted Health 08 Oct 2021 1,150.0
xinjin capital Jichuang Northern Technology 16 Dec 2021 1,020.8
Source: GlobalData

Top venture capital investors in the technology industry (Last 12 months)

Technology’s deals dashboard tracks top venture capital investors in the technology industry over the last 12 months.

Investor Name Value (US$m) No of Deals
Tiger Global Management 50,515.6 363
Insight Partners 23,642.6 240
Andreessen Horowitz 18,360.4 170
Y Combinator Management 2,166.9 155
Accel 15,769.8 154
General Catalyst Partners 12,371.6 141
Coatue Management 20,396.0 118
Gaingels 3,720.5 111
Bessemer Venture Partners 7,100.0 100
GFC Global Founders Capital 2,470.2 99
Source: GlobalData

Venture financing deal activity by theme in the technology industry: Last 12 months (by volume)

Technology tracks the number of venture financing deals by theme in the global technology industry. The following chart lists top ten themes that hold the most number of deals in 2021.

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