Total technology industry cross border M&A deals worth $2.3bn were announced in Europe in January 2022, led by Savvy Gaming Group’s $1.05bn acquisition of ESL Gaming and FACEIT, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 22.2% over the previous month of $1.85bn and a drop of 69.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.36bn.

Europe held a 14.69% share of the global technology industry cross border M&A deal value that totalled $15.38bn in January 2022. With a 7.54% share and deals worth $1.16bn, Germany 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 121 deals during January 2022, marking an increase of 1.68% over the previous month and a drop of 0.82% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 29 deals during the month.

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By GlobalData

Europe technology industry cross border M&A deals in January 2022: Top deals

The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals accounted for 91.4% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five technology cross border deals stood at $2.06bn, against the overall value of $2.3bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals of January 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Savvy Gaming Group $1.05bn acquisition deal with ESL Gaming and FACEIT

2) The $476.23m acquisition of Aspire Global International by Neogames

3) Tech Mahindra $353.84m acquisition deal with Com TecIT Ltd

4) The $113.96m acquisition of astragon Entertainment by Team17 Group

5) Ecovium $68.23m acquisition deal with Mantis Informatics