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May 25, 2022

Technology industry cross border M&A deals total $4.1bn globally in April 2022

By Carmen

Total technology industry cross border M&A deals worth $4.1bn were announced globally in April 2022, led by Deutsche Telekom’s $2.4bn acquisition of SoftBank Group and T-Mobile US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 1.5% over the previous month of $4.11bn and a drop of 71.5% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $14.21bn.

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 $2.71bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.58bn.

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 April 2022 was the US with 29 deals, followed by the UK with 24 and Canada with 18.

In 2022, as of April, technology cross border M&A deals worth $32.74bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 54.5% year on year.

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

The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 75.2% of the overall value during April 2022.

The combined value of the top five technology cross border M&A deals stood at $3.05bn, against the overall value of $4.1bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Deutsche Telekom $2.4bn acquisition deal with SoftBank Group and T-Mobile US

2) The $280m acquisition of Intland Software by PTC

3) STC Solutions $158m acquisition deal for 89.49% stake with Giza Systems

4) The $110m acquisition of 40% stake in Silver Gold Bull by A-Mark Precious Metals

5) Workiva $100m acquisition deal with Parseport

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed cross border 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.

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