Germany’s technology industry saw a rise of 12.7% in overall deal activity during September 2020, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 62 deals worth $305.14m were announced in September 2020, compared to the 12-month average of 55 deals.

Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 33 deals which accounted for 53.2% of all deals.

In second place was M&A with 23 deals, followed by private equity with six transactions, respectively accounting for 37.1% and 9.7% 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 Germany’s technology industry with total deals worth $185.2m, while private equity deals totalled $119.94m.

Germany technology industry deals in September 2020: Top deals

The top five technology industry deals accounted for 82.8% of the overall value during September 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $252.53m, against the overall value of $305.14m recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry deals of September 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Car.Software Org of Volkswagen’s $116.5m asset transaction with Hella Aglaia Mobile Vision

2) The $61.59m asset transaction with Stanley Security by Securitas

3) Causeway Media Partners, Jazz Venture Partners and KKCG’s $25m venture financing of Freeletics

4) The $24.91m venture financing of Roboyo by MML Capital Partners

5) European Investment Bank and Jungheinrich’s venture financing of Magazino for $24.53m.

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.