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April 26, 2022

Technology industry cybersecurity M&A deals total $6bn globally in March 2022

By Verdict Staff

Total technology industry cybersecurity M&A deals worth $6bn were announced globally in March 2022, led by Google’s $5.4bn acquisition of Mandiant, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 886.4% over the previous month of $610.29m and a rise of 101.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $2.99bn.

Comparing cybersecurity M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $6.02bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $6.02bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for technology industry cybersecurity M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Middle East and Africa.

The top country in terms of cybersecurity M&A deals activity in March 2022 was the US with ten deals, followed by the UK with three and Canada with three.

In 2022, as of March, technology cybersecurity M&A deals worth $7.96bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 10.3% year on year.

technology industry cybersecurity M&A deals in March 2022: Top deals

The top three cybersecurity M&A deals accounted for 99.9% of the overall value during March 2022.

The combined value of the top three technology cybersecurity M&A deals stood at $5.99bn, against the overall value of $6bn recorded for the month.

The top three technology industry cybersecurity M&A deals of March 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Google $5.4bn acquisition deal with Mandiant

2) The $616.5m acquisition of Attivo Networks by Sentinel labs

3) Crossword Cybersecurity $2m acquisition deal with Threat Status

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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