Total technology industry cross border M&A deals worth $6.75bn were announced in the UK in February 2021, with Renesas Electronics’ $5.9bn acquisition of Dialog Semiconductor being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 2084.1% over the previous month of $309.05m and a drop of 35.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $10.43bn.
The UK held a 30.34% share of the global technology industry cross border M&A deal value that totalled $22.25bn in February 2021.
In terms of cross border M&A deal activity, the UK recorded 31 deals during February 2021, marking an increase of 34.78% over the previous month and a rise of 34.78% over the 12-month average.
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UK technology industry cross border M&A deals in February 2021: Top deals
The top three technology industry cross border M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during February 2021.
The combined value of the top three technology cross border M&A deals stood at $6.75bn, against the overall value of $6.75bn recorded for the month.
The top three technology industry cross border M&A deals of February 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Renesas Electronics’ $5.9bn acquisition of Dialog Semiconductor
2) The $450m acquisition of Runtime Collective by Cision
3) CrowdStrike Holdings’ $400m acquisition of Humio.