Total technology industry cross border M&A deals worth $6.02bn were announced in North America in November 2020, led by Nasdaq’s $2.75bn acquisition of Verafin, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 47.6% over the previous month and a rise of 10.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $5.43bn.

North America held a 9.12% share of the global technology industry cross border M&A deal value that totalled $6.02bn in November 2020. With a 51.33% share and deals worth $3.09bn, the US was the top country in North America’s cross border M&A deal value across technology industry.

In terms of cross border M&A deal activity, North America recorded 38 deals during November 2020, marking a decrease of 17.39% over the previous month and a drop of 11.63% over the 12-month average. The US recorded 23 deals during the month.

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By GlobalData

North America technology industry cross border M&A deals in November 2020: Top deals

The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals accounted for 98.3% of the overall value during November 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology cross border M&A deals stood at $5.91bn, against the overall value of $6.02bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals of November 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Nasdaq’s $2.75bn acquisition of Verafin

2) The $2.28bn acquisition of Institutional Shareholder Services by Deutsche Borse

3) Lightspeed POS’s $483.22m acquisition of ShopKeep

4) The $300m acquisition of OpenMarket by Infobip

5) Embracer Lager Group1’s acquisition of A Thinking Ape Entertainment for $105m.