Total technology industry deals for Q4 2020 worth $339.21bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 1.63% over the previous quarter and a rise of 81.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $186.79bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 8.8% over the last four-quarter average with 4976 deals against the average of 4572 deals.
In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $174.16bn.
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Technology industry deals in Q4 2020: Top deals
The top five technology deals accounted for 37.9% of the overall value during Q4 2020.
The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $128.66bn, against the overall value of $339.21bn recorded for the quarter.
The top five technology industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) S&P Global’s $44bn acquisition of IHS Markit
2) The $35bn acquisition of Xilinx by Advanced Micro Devices
3) Salesforce.Com’s $27.7bn acquisition of Slack Technologies
4) The $11.69bn asset transaction with CK Hutchison Holdings by Cellnex Telecom
5) Marvell Technology Group’s acquisition of Inphi for $10.27bn.
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.