Total technology industry cross border M&A deals worth $8.7bn were announced in the US in January 2022, with Aptiv’s $4.3bn acquisition of Wind River Systems being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 489.2% over the previous month of $1.48bn and a rise of 69.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $5.15bn.
The US held a 56.70% share of the global technology industry cross border M&A deal value that totalled $15.38bn in January 2022.
In terms of cross border M&A deal activity, the US recorded 59 deals during January 2022, marking an increase of 11.32% over the previous month and a rise of 15.69% over the 12-month average.
US technology industry cross border M&A deals in January 2022: Top deals
The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals accounted for 97.3% of the overall value during January 2022.
The combined value of the top five technology cross border M&A deals stood at $8.49bn, against the overall value of $8.7bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals of January 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Aptiv $4.3bn acquisition deal with Wind River Systems
2) The $3.6bn acquisition of Bungie by Sony Interactive Entertainment
3) Nexon $400m acquisition deal for 38% stake in AGBO Films
4) The $140m acquisition of 80% stake inCredly by Pearson
5) Stingray Group $46.36m acquisition deal with InStore Audio Network
Verdict deals analysis methodology
This analysis considers only announced and completed cloud-deals 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.