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August 30, 2021

Technology industry big data M&A deals total $2.1bn in North America in July 2021

By Carmen

Total technology industry big data M&A deals worth $2.1bn were announced in North America 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 2341.9% over the previous month of $86m and a drop of 72.7% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.69bn.

North America held a 66.67% share of the global technology industry big data M&A deal value that totalled $3.15bn in July 2021. With a 66.67% share and deals worth $2.1bn, the US was the top country in North America’s big data M&A deal value across technology industry.

In terms of big data M&A deal activity, North America recorded 24 deals during July 2021, marking an increase of 4.35% over the previous month and a drop of 4.00% over the 12-month average. The US recorded 23 deals during the month.

North America technology industry big data M&A deals in July 2021: Top deals

The top three technology industry big data M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during July 2021.

The combined value of the top three technology big data deals stood at $2.1bn, against the overall value of $2.1bn recorded for the month.

The top three technology industry big data M&A deals of July 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Clarabridge $1.13bn acquisition deal with Qualtrics International

2) The $600m acquisition of 12.2% stake in MicroStrategy by Capital International Investors

3) Zerto $374m acquisition deal with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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.

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