1. Deals Analysis
September 25, 2019

Technology industry M&A deals in August 2019 total $29.98bn globally

By Carmen

Total technology industry M&A deals in August 2019 worth $29.98bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 30.05% over the previous month and a rise of 2.8% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $29.18bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $21.21bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $21.18bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for technology industry M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in August 2019 was the US with 159 deals, followed by the UK with 34 and Canada with 23.

In 2019, as of the end of August 2019, technology M&A deals worth $233.68bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 21.2% year on year.

Technology industry M&A deals in August 2019: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 68.02% of the overall value during August 2019.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $20.4bn, against the overall value of $29.98bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry deals of August 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Broadcom’s $10.7bn asset transaction with Symantec

2) The $2.7bn acquisition of Pivotal Software by VMware

3) Groupe Bruxelles Lambert’s $2.69bn acquisition of Webhelp Groupe

4) The $2.2bn acquisition of Global Switch Holdings by Jiangsu Shagang Group

5) VMware’s acquisition of Carbon Black for $2.1bn.

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.

 

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.