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March 5, 2021

Technology industry cybersecurity deals total $11.59bn globally in Q4 2020

By Carmen

The $3.1bn merger with Line and Shiodome Z Holdings was the technology industry’s biggest cybersecurity deal of Q4 2020 as cybersecurity deals worth $11.59bn were announced globally in the quarter, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 17.8% over the previous quarter and a drop of 20.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $14.63bn.

In terms of number of cybersecurity deals, the sector saw a drop of 11.34% over the last four-quarter average with 258 deals against the average of 291 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with cybersecurity deals worth $6.13bn.

technology industry cybersecurity deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five technology industry cybersecurity deals accounted for 68.2% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five cybersecurity deals stood at $7.9bn, against the overall value of $11.59bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five technology industry cybersecurity deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) The $3.1bn merger with Line and Shiodome Z Holdings

2) The $2.75bn acquisition of Verafin by Nasdaq

3) WCM Investment Management’s $984.44m private equity deal with Amadeus IT Group

4) The $670m acquisition of Expanse by Palo Alto Networks

5) Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund and ClearSky Ventures’ private equity with FireEye for $400m.

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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