Total technology industry big data M&A deals worth $7.12bn were announced globally in February 2021, led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)’s $3.35bn acquisition of Vocus Group, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 23.6% over the previous month of $5.76bn and a drop of 38.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $11.52bn.
Comparing big data M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $5.11bn. At the country level, the Australia topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.35bn.
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.
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The top country in terms of big data M&A deals activity in February 2021 was the US with 31 deals, followed by the Canada with five and the UK with four.
In 2021, as of February, technology big data M&A deals worth $12.88bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 2.7% year on year.
technology industry big data M&A deals in February 2021: Top deals
The top five big data M&A deals accounted for 97.4% of the overall value during February 2021.
The combined value of the top five technology big data M&A deals stood at $6.93bn, against the overall value of $7.12bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry big data M&A deals of February 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)’s $3.35bn acquisition of Vocus Group
2) The $1.73bn acquisition of Hyperconnect by Match Group
3) AppLovin’s $1bn acquisition of Adjust
4) The $450m acquisition of Runtime Collective by Cision
5) CrowdStrike Holdings’ acquisition of Humio for $400m.