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January 27, 2021

Technology industry cybersecurity deals total $4.66bn globally in December 2020

By Carmen

Total technology industry cybersecurity deals worth $4.66bn were announced globally for December 2020, with the $3.1bn merger of Line and Shiodome Z Holdings being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 21.2% over the previous month of $5.91bn and a rise of 24.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $3.75bn.

In terms of number of cybersecurity deals, the sector saw a drop of 11.96% with 81 deals in December 2020 when compared to the last 12-month average of 92 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with cybersecurity deals worth $3.19bn in December 2020.

technology industry cybersecurity deals in December 2020: Top deals

The top five cybersecurity deals accounted for 85.2% of the overall value during December 2020.

The combined value of the top five cybersecurity deals stood at $3.97bn, against the overall value of $4.66bn recorded for the month.

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

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

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

3) Coatue Management, Insight Partners and Technology Crossover Management VII’s $300m venture financing of OneTrust

4) The $110m venture financing deal of Dragos by Allegis Cyber, DataTribe, Energy Impact Partners, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Koch Disruptive Technologies, National Grid Partners, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures US and Schweitzer Engineering Labs

5) CyberStarts, Index Ventures and Insight Partners’ venture financing deal with Wiz for $100m.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed 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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