1. Deals Analysis
February 28, 2021

Technology industry deals total $93.77bn globally in January 2021

By Carmen

Total technology industry deals worth $93.77bn were announced globally for January 2021, with the $11.21bn acquisition of Temenos being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 23.7% over the previous month of $122.95bn and a rise of 11.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $83.9bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 13.08% with 1449 deals in January 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 1667 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $56.15bn in January 2021.

technology industry deals in January 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 46.2% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $43.34bn, against the overall value of $93.77bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry deals of January 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Arab Investment Bank S.A.L.’s $11.21bn acquisition of Temenos

2) The $9.37bn asset transaction with Telxius Telecom SAU by American Tower

3) Teledyne Technologies’ $8.36bn acquisition of FLIR Systems

4) The $7.3bn merger deal of Alight solutions and Foley Trasimene Acquisition

5) Peraton’s acquisition deal with Perspecta for $7.1bn.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed big data 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.

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