Total technology industry cross border deals worth $51.2bn were announced globally for April 2021, with the $20.9bn private equity deal with Toshiba being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 7.5% over the previous month of $55.34bn and a rise of 35% when compared with the last 12-month average of $37.92bn.
In terms of number of cross border deals, the sector saw a rise of 11.33% with 511 deals in April 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 459 deals.
In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with cross border deals worth $30.1bn in April 2021.
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technology industry cross border deals in April 2021: Top deals
The top five cross border deals accounted for 71.1% of the overall value during April 2021.
The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $36.41bn, against the overall value of $51.2bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry cross border deals of April 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) CVC Capital Partners SICAV-FIS’s $20.9bn private equity deal with Toshiba
2) The $7.1bn acquisition of 80% stake in Blue Yonder by Panasonic
3) The $4.5bn merger of Altimeter Growth and Grab Holdings
4) The $2.8bn acquisition deal of 40% stake in AutoStore by SoftBank Group
5) BCP Topco IX, Blackstone Capital Partners (CYM) VIII AIV – F and Blackstone Capital Partners Asia NQ’s private equity deal with MphasiS for $1.1bn.