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July 20, 2021

Europe’s technology industry saw a rise of 22.08% in deal activity during June 2021

By Carmen

Europe’s technology industry saw a rise of 22.08% in deal activity during June 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Altice UK $3.11bn acquisition of 12.1% stake in BT Group, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 586 technology industry deals worth $15.7bn were announced for the region in June 2021, against the 12-month average of 480 deals.

Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in June 2021 with 305 transactions, representing a 52.05% share for the region.

In second place was M&A with 206 deals, followed by private equity deals with 75 transactions, respectively capturing a 35.2% and 12.8% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s technology industry with $9.62bn, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $4.83bn and $1.23bn, respectively.

Europe technology industry deals in June 2021: Top deals

The top five technology deals accounted for 53.8% of the overall value during June 2021.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $8.44bn, against the overall value of $15.7bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Altice UK $3.11bn acquisition of 12.1% stake in BT Group

2) The $1.63bn acquisition deal with Depop by Etsy

3) Electronic Arts’ $1.4bn acquisition of Playdemic

4) The $1.3bn acquisition of Allocate Software by RLDatix

5) Arena Holdings, Durable Capital Partners, Franklin Templeton Investments, Splunk Ventures and T Rowe Price Associates’ venture financing of Celonis for $1bn.

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.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.

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