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June 30, 2022

Technology industry cross border M&A deals total $637.4m in US in May 2022

By Carmen

Total technology industry cross border M&A deals worth $637.4m were announced in the US in May 2022, with Embracer Group’s $300m acquisition of Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 75.3% over the previous month of $2.58bn and a drop of 83.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $3.95bn.

The US held a 5.53% share of the global technology industry cross border M&A deal value that totalled $11.53bn in May 2022.

In terms of cross border M&A deal activity, the US recorded 24 deals during May 2022, marking a decrease of 20.00% over the previous month and a drop of 52.94% over the 12-month average.

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

The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals accounted for 99.8% of the overall value during May 2022.

The combined value of the top five technology cross border M&A deals stood at $635.9m, against the overall value of $637.4m recorded for the month.

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

1) Embracer Group $300m acquisition deal with Crystal Dynamics,Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal

2) The $200m acquisition of 200 OK by Paddle.com Market

3) Spectris $82m acquisition deal with Dytran Instruments

4) The $52m acquisition of Qustodio by Family Zone Cyber Safety

5) Pluribus Technologies $1.9m acquisition deal with Tortal Training

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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