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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By GlobalData

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.