1. Deals Analysis
June 19, 2019

Germany’s technology industry sees a rise of 67.6% in deal activity in May 2019

By Carmen

Germany’s technology industry saw a rise of 67.6% in overall deal activity during May 2019, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 62 deals worth $882.11m were announced in May 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 37 deals.

Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 34 deals which accounted for 54.8% of all deals.

In second place was M&A with 20 deals, followed by private equity with eight transactions, respectively accounting for 32.3% and 12.9% of overall deal activity in the country’s technology industry during the month.

In terms of value of deals, private equity was the leading deal category in Germany’s technology industry with total deals worth $844.24m, while M&A and venture financing deals totalled $21.24m and $16.63m, respectively.

Germany technology industry deals in May 2019: Top deals

The top five technology industry deals accounted for 98.1% of the overall value during May 2019.

The combined value of the top five technology industry deals stood at $865.48m, against the overall value of $882.11m recorded for the month. The top announced Germany technology industry deal tracked by GlobalData in May 2019 was Orange’s $576.47m acquisition of SecureLink Germany.

In second place was the $256.33m acquisition of PlusnetKg by EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg and in third place was Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and One Peak Partners’ $16.74m private equity deal with Quentic.

The $11.44m acquisition of HASEC- Elektronik by Scanfil and Jolimont Global Mining Systems’ private equity deal with indurad for $4.49m 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.

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.

 

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed big data 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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