Total technology industry cross border M&A deals worth $12.15bn were announced in North America in December 2020, led by Flutter Entertainment’s $4.18bn acquisition of Fanduel, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 100.2% over the previous month of $6.07bn and a rise of 111.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $5.75bn.

North America held a 51.07% share of the global technology industry cross border M&A deal value that totalled $23.79bn in December 2020. With a 51.07% share and deals worth $12.15bn, the US was the top country in North America’s cross border M&A deal value across technology industry.

In terms of cross border M&A deal activity, North America recorded 71 deals during December 2020, marking an increase of 69.05% over the previous month and a rise of 61.36% over the 12-month average. The US recorded 61 deals during the month.

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By GlobalData

North America technology industry cross border M&A deals in December 2020: Top deals

The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals accounted for 86.9% of the overall value during December 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology cross border deals stood at $10.55bn, against the overall value of $12.15bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals of December 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Flutter Entertainment’s $4.18bn acquisition of Fanduel

2) The $3.67bn acquisition of Universal Music Group by Tencent Music Entertainment Group

3) Funimation Productions’ $1.18bn acquisition of Crunchyroll

4) The $1.1bn acquisition of Boston Dynamics by Euisun Chung, Hyundai Glovis, Hyundai Mobis and Hyundai Motor

5) Lightspeed POS’s acquisition of Upserve for $430m.