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January 28, 2021

Sweden’s technology industry sees a rise of 31.03% in deal activity in Q4 2020

By Carmen

Sweden’s technology industry saw a rise of 31.03% in overall deal activity during Q4 2020, when compared with the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 76 deals worth $16bn were announced in Q4 2020, compared to the last four-quarter average of 58 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the quarter with 34 deals which accounted for 44.7% of all deals.

In second place was venture financing with 30 deals, followed by private equity with 12 transactions, respectively accounting for 39.5% and 15.8% of overall deal activity in the country’s technology industry during the quarter.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in Sweden’s technology industry with total deals worth $15.24bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $491.32m and $278.36m, respectively.

Sweden technology industry deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five technology deals accounted for 92.7% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $14.83bn, against the overall value of $16bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Cellnex Telecom’s $11.69bn asset transaction with CK Hutchison Holdings

2) The $1.06bn acquisition of Telia Carrier by Polhem Infra

3) Dun & Bradstreet Holdings’ $807.41m acquisition of Bisnode

4) The $683.16m acquisition of Sinch by SB Management Group

5) CKH Networks Europe’s asset transaction with Patricia Industries for $590.87m.

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 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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