Total technology industry cross border deals worth $71.11bn were announced globally for November 2020, with S&P Global’s $44bn acquisition of IHS Markit being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 127.6% over the previous month and a rise of 155.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $27.8bn.
In terms of number of cross border deals, the sector saw a rise of 1.75% over the last 12-month average with 408 deals against the average of 401 deals.
In value terms, Europe led the activity with cross border deals worth $60.63bn in November 2020.
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technology industry cross border deals in November 2020: Top deals
The top five cross border deals accounted for 86.8% of the overall value during November 2020.
The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $61.71bn, against the overall value of $71.11bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry cross border deals of November 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) S&P Global’s $44bn acquisition of IHS Markit
2) The $11.69bn asset transaction with CK Hutchison Holdings by Cellnex Telecom
3) Nasdaq’s $2.75bn acquisition of Verafin
4) The $2.28bn acquisition deal of Institutional Shareholder Services by Deutsche Borse
5) Take-Two Interactive Software’s acquisition deal with Codemasters Group for $999.12m.