Germany’s technology industry saw a rise of 36.00% in overall cross border deal activity during January 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by SAP’s $1.22bn acquisition of Signavio, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 34 cross border deals worth $1.64bn were announced in January 2021, compared with the 12-month average of 25 deals.

venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 19 deals, which accounted for 55.9% of all cross border deals.

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In second place was M&A with 13 cross border deals, followed by private equity with two transactions, respectively accounting for 38.2% and 5.9% of overall deal activity in the Germany’s technology industry during the month.

In terms of value of cross border deals, M&A was the leading deal category in Germany’s technology industry with total deals worth $1.29bn, followed by venture financing deals totalled $349.88m.

Germany technology industry cross border deals in January 2021: Top deals

The top five technology industry cross border deals accounted for 97.6% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five technology cross border deals stood at $1.6bn, against the overall value of $1.64bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry cross border deals of January 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) SAP’s $1.22bn acquisition of Signavio

2) The $160m venture financing of sennder by Accel, HV Capital Adviser, Lakestar Capital, Project A Services GmbHKG and Scania Growth Capital

3) Accel, Global Founders Capital, Index Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, Ltd., Northzone Ventures and Picus Capital’s $125m venture financing of Personio

4) The $73m acquisition deal with camLine by Elisa

5) Cherry Ventures, Global Founders Capital and Valar Ventures’ venture financing with Nufin for $25.58m.