Total technology industry M&A deals in September 2019 worth $9.4bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 71.1% over the previous month and a drop of 69.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $30.46bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $5.07bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.05bn.

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 September 2019 was the US with 161 deals, followed by the UK with 41 and Canada with 24.

In 2019, as of the end of September 2019, technology M&A deals worth $245.01bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 24.5% year on year.

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

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 66.5% of the overall value during September 2019.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $6.25bn, against the overall value of $9.4bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Qualcomm’s $3.1bn acquisition of RF360 Holdings Singapore

2) The $1bn acquisition of CTRL-labs by Facebook

3) AMETEK’s $925m acquisition of Gatan

4) The $775m acquisition of LIVERMORE SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY by ANSYS

5) Shopify’s acquisition of 6 River Systems for $450m.

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.


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