CVC Capital Partners SICAV-FIS’s $20.9bn private equity deal with Toshiba was the technology industry’s biggest artificial intelligence deal of Q2 2021 as artificial intelligence deals worth $78.3bn were announced globally in the quarter, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 89.3% over the previous quarter of $41.39bn and a rise of 170.3% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $28.98bn.

In terms of number of artificial intelligence deals, the sector saw a rise of 7.53% with 864 deals in Q2 2021 against the average of 803.50 deals in the last four-quarters.

In value terms, North America led the activity with artificial intelligence deals worth $48.47bn.

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By GlobalData

technology industry artificial intelligence deals in Q2 2021: Top deals

The top five technology industry artificial intelligence deals accounted for 70.5% of the overall value during Q2 2021.

The combined value of the top five artificial intelligence deals stood at $55.19bn, against the overall value of $78.3bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five technology industry artificial intelligence deals of Q2 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) CVC Capital Partners SICAV-FIS’s $20.9bn private equity deals with Toshiba

2) The $19.7bn acquisition of Nuance Communications by Microsoft

3) Panasonic’s $7.1bn acquisition of 80% stake in Blue Yonder

4) The $5.49bn private equity deal with Cloudera by Dubilier & Rice, Clayton and KKRInc

5) International Business Machines’ acquisition of Turbonomic for $2bn.