Total technology industry cross border M&A deals worth $3.11bn were announced in Europe in October 2020, led by Dun & Bradstreet Holdings’ $807.41m acquisition of Bisnode, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
The value marked a decrease of 93.2% over the previous month and a drop of 68% when compared with the last 12-month average of $9.73bn.
Europe held a 13.12% share of the global technology industry cross border M&A deal value that totalled $23.76bn in October 2020. With a 4.00% share and deals worth $951.31m, Poland 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 98 deals during October 2020, marking an increase of 5.38% over the previous month and a rise of 22.5% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 25 deals during the month.
Europe technology industry cross border M&A deals in October 2020: Top deals
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The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals accounted for 59.1% of the overall value during October 2020.
The combined value of the top five technology cross border M&A deals stood at $1.84bn, against the overall value of $3.11bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals of October 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Dun & Bradstreet Holdings’s $807.41m acquisition of Bisnode
2) The $527.27m acquisition of Voxbone by Bandwidth
3) Zynga’s $180m acquisition of Rollic Games
4) The $175.78m acquisition of GANTNER Electronic Austria by Salto Systems
5) BlackLine’s acquisition of Rimilia Europe for $150m.