Total technology industry cloud M&A deals worth $33.55bn were announced globally in January 2021, led by Arab Investment Bank S.A.L.’s $11.21bn acquisition of Temenos, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 3.9% over the previous month of $32.29bn and a rise of 200.1% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $11.18bn.

Comparing cloud M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $20.45bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $20.45bn.

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

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By GlobalData

The top country in terms of cloud M&A deals activity in January 2021 was the US with 54 deals, followed by the UK with 12 and Germany with eight.

In 2021, as of January, technology cloud M&A deals worth $33.55bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 1116.05% year on year.

technology industry cloud M&A deals in January 2021: Top deals

The top five cloud M&A deals accounted for 93.4% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five technology cloud M&A deals stood at $31.33bn, against the overall value of $33.55bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry cloud M&A deals of January 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Arab Investment Bank S.A.L.’s $11.21bn acquisition of Temenos

2) The $7.3bn merger of Alight solutions and Foley Trasimene Acquisition

3) Peraton’s $7.1bn acquisition of Perspecta

4) The $4.5bn acquisition of Acacia Communications by Cisco Systems

5) SAP’s acquisition of Signavio for $1.22bn.