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February 15, 2021

Technology industry cross border M&A deals total $8.72bn in Germany in Q4 2020

By Carmen

Total technology industry cross border M&A deals worth $8.72bn were announced in the Germany in Q4 2020, led by GlobalWafers’ $4.49bn acquisition of Siltronic, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 5,350% over the previous quarter and a rise of 451.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $1.58bn.

Germany held a 7.57% share of the global technology industry cross border M&A deal value that totalled $115.25bn in Q4 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the Germany recorded 40 cross border M&A deals during Q4 2020, marking an increase of 53.85% over the previous quarter and a rise of 37.93% over the last four-quarter average.

Germany technology industry cross border M&A deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals accounted for 98.2% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology cross border M&A deals stood at $8.57bn, against the overall value of $8.72bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) GlobalWafers’ $4.49bn acquisition of Siltronic

2) The $2.56bn acquisition of Kabel Deutschland by Vodafone Group and Vodafone Vierte Verwaltungs

3) Wipro’s $1bn acquisition of Metro Systems Romania and METRO-nom

4) The $360m acquisition of Avira Operations GmbHKG by NortonLifeLock

5) Stillfront Group’s acquisition of Sandbox Interactive for $159.11m.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed big data 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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