Total technology industry artificial intelligence deals worth $9.6bn were announced globally for February 2022, with the $2.58bn private equity deal with Informa being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 44.2% over the previous month of $6.63bn and a rise of 8.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $8.83bn.
In terms of number of artificial intelligence deals, the sector saw a drop of 7.28% with 280 deals in February 2022 when compared to the last 12-month average of 302 deals.
In value terms, North America led the activity with artificial intelligence deals worth $4.15bn in February 2022.
technology industry artificial intelligence deals in February 2022: Top deals
The top five artificial intelligence deals accounted for 59.7% of the overall value during February 2022.
The combined value of the top five artificial intelligence deals stood at $5.7bn, against the overall value of $9.6bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry artificial intelligence deals of February 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Mubadala Investment and Warburg Pincus $2.58bn private equity deal with Informa
2) The $1.16bn acquisition of Optimal Blue Holdco by Black Knight
3) Eight Roads Ventures,Vista Equity Partners Management and Volition Capital $1bn private equity deal with Securonix
4) The $568.42m private equity of RELEX by Blackstone Growth
5) March Capital Partner,New Enterprise Associates,Sanabil Investments and Sorenson Capital Partners $400m venture financing deal with Uniphore Technologies
Verdict deals analysis methodology
This analysis considers only announced and completed big data 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.