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.
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
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.