Led by Riverwood Capital, Sunley House Capital Management, Viking Global Investors and Visa’s $150m private equity deal with Conductor Tecnologia, South and Central America’s technology industry saw a rise of 53.57% in cross border deal activity during Q4 2020, when compared to the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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A total of 43 cross border deals worth $559.08m were announced for the region during Q4 2020, against the last four-quarter average of 28 deals.
Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in Q4 2020 with 19, representing a 44.2% share for the region.
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In second place was M&A with 14 deals, followed by private equity deals with ten transactions, respectively capturing a 32.6% and 23.3% share of the overall cross border deal activity for the quarter.
In terms of value of cross border deals, venture financing was the leading category in Brazil’s technology industry with $296.33m, while private equity and M&A deals totalled $213.26m and $49.49m, respectively.
South and Central America technology industry cross border deals in Q4 2020: Top deals
The top five technology cross border deals accounted for a 77.3% share of the overall value during Q4 2020.
The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $431.92m, against the overall value of $559.08m recorded for the quarter.
The top five technology industry cross border deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Riverwood Capital, Sunley House Capital Management, Viking Global Investors and Visa’s $150m private equity deal with Conductor Tecnologia
2) The $120m venture financing of MadeiraMadeira by SoftBank Group
3) Warburg Pincus’ $100m venture financing of Curupira
4) The $34.99m private equity deal with Sophos Solutions by Advent International
5) 360 Capital Digital Infrastructure Fund’s asset transaction with Etix Financial Holding America and Etix Financial Holding Europe for $26.93m.