Germany’s technology industry saw a rise of 36.6% in overall deal activity during July 2019, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 56 deals worth $369.61m were announced in July 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 41 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 27 deals which accounted for 48.2% of all deals.

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In second place was venture financing with 25 deals, followed by private equity with four transactions, respectively accounting for 44.6% and 7.1% of overall deal activity in the country’s technology industry during the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in Germany’s technology industry with total deals worth $202.24m, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $111.33m and $56.04m, respectively.

Germany technology industry deals in July 2019: Top deals

The top five technology industry deals accounted for 91.02% of the overall value during July 2019.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $336.4m, against the overall value of $369.61m recorded for the month.

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

1) Apax Digital and Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners Management’s $177m venture financing of Signavio

2) The $56.04m private equity deal with GBTEC Software + Consulting by Main Capital Partners

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3) Loopia Webbhotell’s $40.52m asset transaction with Binero Group

4) The $39.85m acquisition of Telegate by united vertical media

5) Capnamic Ventures Management,, Insight Partners and Kizoo Technology Capital’s venture financing of Staffbase for $23m.

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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