Total technology industry cross border deals worth $30.11bn were announced globally for February 2021, with the $6.27bn acquisition of Hivory being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 16.7% over the previous month of $25.8bn and a drop of 10.4% when compared with the last 12-month average of $33.61bn.

In terms of number of cross border deals, the sector saw a rise of 20.24% with 505 deals in February 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 420 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with cross border deals worth $17.82bn in February 2021.

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technology industry cross border deals in February 2021: Top deals

The top five cross border deals accounted for 54.6% of the overall value during February 2021.

The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $16.44bn, against the overall value of $30.11bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry cross border deals of February 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Cellnex Telecom’s $6.27bn acquisition of Hivory

2) The $5.9bn acquisition of Dialog Semiconductor by Renesas Electronics

3) Match Group’s $1.73bn acquisition of Hyperconnect

4) The $1.37bn acquisition deal of Gearbox by Embracer Group

5) Magnite’s acquisition deal with SpotX for $1.17bn.