Total technology industry cloud M&A deals worth $6.7bn were announced globally in March 2022, led by Google’s $5.4bn acquisition of Mandiant, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 60.2% over the previous month of $4.17bn and a drop of 5.9% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $7.1bn.
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 $5.71bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.71bn.
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.
The top country in terms of cloud M&A deals activity in March 2022 was the US with 39 deals, followed by the UK with 15 and Japan with five.
In 2022, as of March, technology cloud M&A deals worth $12.38bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 65.9% year on year.
technology industry cloud M&A deals in March 2022: Top deals
The top five cloud M&A deals accounted for 97.3% of the overall value during March 2022.
The combined value of the top five technology cloud M&A deals stood at $6.49bn, against the overall value of $6.7bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry cloud M&A deals of March 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Google $5.4bn acquisition deal with Mandiant
2) The $650m acquisition of Granulate Cloud Solutions by Intel
3) NCS $217.89m acquisition deal with Arq Group Enterprise
4) The $135.5m acquisition of Segmint by Alkami Technology
5) Information Analysis $90m acquisition deal with Knowmadics
Verdict deals analysis methodology
This analysis considers only announced and completed cloud-deals 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.