France’s technology industry saw a drop of 4.8% in overall deal activity during November 2019, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 40 deals worth $1.43bn were announced in November 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 42 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 16 deals which accounted for 40% of all deals.

In second place was venture financing with 16 deals, followed by private equity with eight transactions, respectively accounting for 40% and 20% of overall deal activity in the country’s technology industry during the month.

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In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in France’s technology industry with total deals worth $1.19bn, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $164.23m and $71.58m, respectively.

France technology industry deals in November 2019: Top deals

The top five technology industry deals accounted for 91.6% of the overall value during November 2019.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $1.31bn, against the overall value of $1.43bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry deals of November 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) SFR FTTH’s $1.1bn acquisition of Covage

2) The $82.62m private equity deal with Sewan Communications by Kartesia Advisor

3) La Française des Jeux’s $55.08m acquisition of Bimedia

4) The $37.5m acquisition of Snips by Sonos

5) Xerys Gestion’s private equity deal with Biolog-id for $33.2m.

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.