Total technology industry cross border M&A deals worth $10.9bn were announced in Asia-Pacific Q4 2020, led by SK Hynix’s $9bn asset transaction, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 16.2% over the previous quarter and a rise of 82.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $5.97bn.
Asia-Pacific held a 9.46% share of the global technology industry cross border M&A deal value that totalled $115.25bn in Q4 2020. With an 8.13% share and deals worth $9.37bn, China was the top country in Asia-Pacific’s cross border M&A deal value across technology industry.
In terms of deal activity, Asia-Pacific recorded 91 cross border deals during Q4 2020, marking an increase of 5.81% over the previous quarter and a rise of 15.19% over the last four-quarter average. Australia recorded 25 deals during the quarter.
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Asia-Pacific technology industry cross border M&A deals in Q4 2020: Top deals
The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals accounted for 90.3% of the overall value during Q4 2020.
The combined value of the top five cross border M&A deals stood at $9.84bn, against the overall value of $10.9bn recorded for the quarter.
The top five technology industry cross border deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) SK Hynix’s $9bn asset transaction with Intel
2) The $335.54m acquisition of ATC Telecom Infrastructure by American Tower
3) Electronic Gaming Development’ $216.48m acquisition of SNK
4) The $147.35m acquisition of 3P Learning by Think and Learn
5) Ramaxel Technology Shenzhen’s acquisition of Siliconware Electronics (Fujian) Co for $145m.