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August 23, 2021

Technology industry artificial intelligence M&A deals total $2.5bn globally in July 2021

By Carmen

Total technology industry artificial intelligence M&A deals worth $2.5bn were announced globally in July 2021, led by Qualtrics International’s $1.13bn acquisition of Clarabridge, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 387.3% over the previous month of $517.09m and a drop of 70.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $8.49bn.

Comparing artificial intelligence M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.48bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.48bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for technology industry artificial intelligence M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of artificial intelligence M&A deals activity in July 2021 was the US with 20 deals, followed by the UK with four and Japan with three.

In 2021, as of July, technology artificial intelligence M&A deals worth $60.12bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 1186.5% year on year.

technology industry artificial intelligence M&A deals in July 2021: Top deals

The top five artificial intelligence M&A deals accounted for 98.2% of the overall value during July 2021.

The combined value of the top five technology artificial intelligence M&A deals stood at $2.48bn, against the overall value of $2.5bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry artificial intelligence M&A deals of July 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Clarabridge $1.13bn acquisition deal with Qualtrics International

2) The $575m acquisition of AffectLayer by Zoominfo Technologies

3) Lion Semiconductor $335m acquisition deal with Cirrus Logic

4) The $150m acquisition of PandoLogic by Veritone

5) Fetch Robotics $290m acquisition deal with Zebra Technologies

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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