Total technology industry cross border M&A deals worth $15.4bn were announced globally in January 2022, led by Aptiv’s $4.3bn acquisition of Wind River Systems, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 83.8% over the previous month of $8.37bn and a drop of 6.7% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $16.48bn.
Comparing cross border M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $8.72bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $8.72bn.
In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for technology industry cross border M&A deals globally, followed by North America and then Asia-Pacific.
The top country in terms of cross border M&A deals activity in January 2022 was the US with 59 deals, followed by the UK with 29 and Germany with 18.
In 2022, as of January, technology cross border M&A deals worth $15.38bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 132.6% year on year.
technology industry cross border M&A deals in January 2022: Top deals
The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 76.2% of the overall value during January 2022.
The combined value of the top five technology cross border M&A deals stood at $11.72bn, against the overall value of $15.4bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals of January 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Aptiv $4.3bn acquisition deal with Wind River Systems
2) The $3.6bn acquisition of Bungie by Sony Interactive Entertainment
3) Digital Realty Trust $1.7bn acquisition deal with Teraco Data EnvironmentsLtd
4) The $1.07bn acquisition of Hollysys Automation Technologies by Dazheng Group (Hong Kong) Investment HoldingsLimited and Recco Control Technology
5) Savvy Gaming Group $1.05bn acquisition deal with ESL Gaming and FACEIT
Verdict deals analysis methodology
This analysis considers only announced and completed artificial intelligence deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.
GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.
More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.