Total Technology industry cloud M&A deals worth $9.2bn were announced globally in April 2022, led by Kaseya’s $6.2bn acquisition of Datto, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 36.5% over the previous month of $6.76bn and a rise of 53.1% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $6.03bn.

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 $8.52bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $8.51bn.

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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The top country in terms of cloud M&A deals activity in April 2022 was the US with 35 deals, followed by the UK with 11 and Japan with seven.

In 2022, as of April, Technology cloud M&A deals worth $22.04bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 53.6% year on year.

Technology industry cloud M&A deals in April 2022: Top deals

The top five cloud M&A deals accounted for 98.6% of the overall value during April 2022.

The combined value of the top five Technology cloud M&A deals stood at $9.1bn, against the overall value of $9.2bn recorded for the month.

The top five Technology industry cloud M&A deals of April 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Kaseya $6.2bn acquisition deal with Datto

2) The $1.9bn acquisition of Pensando Systems by Advanced Micro Devices

3) Ricoh $625m acquisition deal for 80% stake in PFU

4) The $330m acquisition of Whitehat Security by Synopsys

5) Tenable Holdings $44.5m acquisition deal with Bit Discovery