Total technology industry cross border M&A deals worth $15.63bn were announced in Europe in February 2021, led by Cellnex Telecom’s $6.27bn acquisition of Hivory, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 9.2% over the previous month of $14.32bn and a rise of 1.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $15.35bn.
Europe held a 70.25% share of the global technology industry cross border M&A deal value that totalled $22.25bn in February 2021. With a 30.34% share and deals worth $6.75bn, the UK was the top country in Europe’s cross border M&A deal value across technology industry.
In terms of cross border M&A deal activity, Europe recorded 113 deals during February 2021, marking an increase of 4.63% over the previous month and a rise of 28.41% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 31 deals during the month.
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Europe technology industry cross border M&A deals in February 2021: Top deals
The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals accounted for 92.03% of the overall value during February 2021.
The combined value of the top five technology cross border deals stood at $14.38bn, against the overall value of $15.63bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals of February 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Cellnex Telecom’s $6.27bn acquisition of Hivory
2) The $5.9bn acquisition of Dialog Semiconductor by Renesas Electronics
3) AppLovin’s $1bn acquisition of Adjust
4) The $765m acquisition of Easybrain by Embracer Group
5) Cision’s acquisition of Runtime Collective for $450m.