Total technology industry internet of things deals worth $58.3bn were announced globally for April 2021, with the $20.9bn private equity deal with Toshiba being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 195.8% over the previous month of $19.7bn and a rise of 245.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $16.85bn.
In terms of number of internet of things deals, the sector saw a drop of 9.38% with 87 deals in April 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 96 deals.
In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with internet of things deals worth $31.63bn in April 2021.
technology industry internet of things deals in April 2021: Top deals
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The top five internet of things deals accounted for 91.5% of the overall value during April 2021.
The combined value of the top five internet of things deals stood at $53.33bn, against the overall value of $58.3bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry internet of things deals of April 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) CVC Capital Partners SICAV-FIS $20.9bn private equity deal with Toshiba
2) The $19.7bn acquisition of Nuance Communications by Microsoft
3) Gulf Energy Development $5.43bn acquisition deal with Intouch
4) The $4.5bn merger of Altimeter Growth and Grab Holdings by
5) SoftBank Group $2.8bn acquisition deal with AutoStore