Discovery’s $43bn acquisition deal with Warner Media was the technology industry’s biggest deal of Q2 2021 as deals worth $356.3bn were announced globally in the quarter, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 20.4% over the previous quarter and a rise of 38.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $256.71bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 19.92% with 6147 deals in Q2 2021 against the average of 5126.00 deals in the last four-quarters.
In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $230.56bn.
technology industry deals in Q2 2021: Top deals
The top five technology industry deals accounted for 32.1% of the overall value during Q2 2021.
The combined value of the top five deals stood at $114.31bn, against the overall value of $356.3bn recorded for the quarter.
The top five technology industry deals of Q2 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Discovery’s $43bn acquisition deals with Warner Media
2) The $20.9bn private equity with Toshiba by CVC Capital Partners SICAV-FIS
3) Microsoft’s $19.7bn acquisition of Nuance Communications
4) The $18.41bn acquisition of Advanced Info Service Public by Gulf Energy Development
5) Thoma Bravo’s private equity with Proofpoint for $12.3bn.
Verdict deals analysis methodology
This analysis considers only announced and completed cloud-deals 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.