Total technology industry big data deals worth $12.1bn were announced globally for July 2021, with the $6.68bn private equity deal with Medallia being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 48.3% over the previous month of $23.3bn and a drop of 47.2% when compared with the last 12-month average of $22.83bn.

In terms of number of big data deals, the sector saw a drop of 23.16% with 136 deals in July 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 177 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with big data deals worth $9.93bn in July 2021.

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By GlobalData

technology industry big data deals in July 2021: Top deals

The top five big data deals accounted for 80% of the overall value during July 2021.

The combined value of the top five big data deals stood at $9.63bn, against the overall value of $12.1bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry big data deals of July 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Medallia $6.68bn private equity deal with Thoma Bravo

2) The $1.13bn acquisition of Clarabridge by Qualtrics International

3) Green Mountain $857.66m acquisition deal with Azrieli Group

4) The $374m acquisition of Zerto by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

5) MicroStrategy $600m acquisition deal for 12.2% stake with Capital International Investors