Total technology industry deals for September 2020 worth $174.79bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 143.5% over the previous month and a rise of 253.2% when compared with the last 12-month average of $49.48bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 2.1% over the last 12-month average with 1527 deals against the average of 1495 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $66.05bn.

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By GlobalData

Technology industry deals in September 2020: Top deals

The top five technology deals accounted for 61.9% of the overall value during September 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $108.12bn, against the overall value of $174.79bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Nippon Telegraph and Telephone’s $40.72bn acquisition of NTT DOCOMO

2) The $40bn acquisition of ARM by NVIDIA

3) Oracle and Walmart’s $12bn acquisition of TikTok

4) The $7.9bn acquisition of Cogeco Communications and Cogeco by Altice USA

5) Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media for $7.5bn.

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.