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August 25, 2021

Technology industry big data M&A deals total $3.2bn globally in July 2021

By Carmen

Total technology industry big data M&A deals worth $3.2bn 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 a decrease of 3.7% over the previous month of $3.27bn and a drop of 80.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $15.94bn.

Comparing big data M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.1bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.1bn.

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

The top country in terms of big data M&A deals activity in July 2021 was the US with 23 deals, followed by the Finland with two and France with one.

In 2021, as of July, technology big data M&A deals worth $85.69bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 268.5% year on year.

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

The top five big data M&A deals accounted for 96.8% of the overall value during July 2021.

The combined value of the top five technology big data M&A deals stood at $3.04bn, against the overall value of $3.2bn recorded for the month.

The top five 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 $857.66m acquisition of Green Mountain by Azrieli Group

3) MicroStrategy $600m acquisition deal for 12.2% stake in Capital International Investors

4) The $88.17m acquisition of 5G Networks by WebCentral Group

5) 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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