Total technology industry cybersecurity M&A deals worth $7.8bn were announced globally in January 2021, led by Peraton’s $7.1bn acquisition of Perspecta, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 122.2% over the previous month of $3.51bn and a rise of 406.5% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $1.54bn.

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 $7.74bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $7.74bn.

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

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By GlobalData

The top country in terms of cybersecurity M&A deals activity in January 2021 was the US with 15 deals, followed by the Germany with two and the UK with two.

In 2021, as of January, technology cybersecurity M&A deals worth $7.8bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 458.6% year on year.

technology industry cybersecurity M&A deals in January 2021: Top deals

The top five cybersecurity M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five technology cybersecurity M&A deals stood at $7.8bn, against the overall value of $7.8bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry cybersecurity M&A deals of January 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Peraton’s $7.1bn acquisition of Perspecta

2) The $640m acquisition of Kount by Equifax

3) Rapid7’s $50m acquisition of Alcide.IO

4) The $3.25m acquisition of Brace168 by Cipherpoint

5) Aggity Europe’s acquisition of Servicios Administrados Mexis for $2.42m.