Total technology industry cross border M&A deals worth $66.02bn were announced globally in November 2020, led by S&P Global’s $44bn acquisition of IHS Markit, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 176.2% over the previous month and a rise of 278.6% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $17.44bn.
Comparing cross border M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $58.75bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $56.71bn.
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.
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The top country in terms of cross border M&A deals activity in November 2020 was the US with 23 deals, followed by the UK with 21 and Canada with 15.
In 2020, as of November, technology cross border M&A deals worth $249.79bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 117.1% year on year.
technology industry cross border M&A deals in November 2020: Top deals
The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 93.5% of the overall value during November 2020.
The combined value of the top five technology cross border M&A deals stood at $61.71bn, against the overall value of $66.02bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals of November 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) S&P Global’s $44bn acquisition of IHS Markit
2) The $11.69bn asset transaction with CK Hutchison Holdings by Cellnex Telecom
3) Nasdaq’s $2.75bn acquisition of Verafin
4) The $2.28bn acquisition of Institutional Shareholder Services by Deutsche Borse
5) Take-Two Interactive Software’s acquisition of Codemasters Group for $999.12m.