Total technology industry deals worth $92.7bn were announced globally for July 2021, with the $15.15bn acquisition of Five9 being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 3.8% over the previous month of $96.33bn and a drop of 12.2% when compared with the last 12-month average of $105.57bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 14.60% with 2151 deals in July 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 1877 deals.
In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $59.91bn in July 2021.
technology industry deals in July 2021: Top deals
The top five deals accounted for 38.6% of the overall value during July 2021.
The combined value of the top five deals stood at $35.83bn, against the overall value of $92.7bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry deals of July 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Five9 $15.15bn acquisition deal with Zoom Video Communications
2) The $6.68bn private equity of Medallia by Thoma Bravo
3) Stamps.com $6.6bn private equity deal with Thoma Bravo
4) The $3.7bn acquisition of Tingo Mobile by iWebb
5) Iliad $3.7bn acquisition deal with Xavier Niel
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.