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October 22, 2020

Technology industry M&A deals in September 2020 total $147.91bn globally

By Carmen

Total technology industry M&A deals in September 2020 worth $147.91bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 186.8% over the previous month and a rise of 443.9% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $27.2bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $56.44bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $48.36bn.

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 2020 was the US with 190 deals, followed by the UK with 34 and China with 34.

In 2020, as of the end of September 2020, technology M&A deals worth $377.44bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 50.1% year on year.

Technology industry M&A deals in September 2020: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 73.1% of the overall value during September 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $108.12bn, against the overall value of $147.91bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry deals of September 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Nippon Telegraph and Telephone’s $40.72bn acquisition of NTT DOCOMO

2) The $40bn acquisition of ARM by NVIDIA

3) Oracle and Walmart’s $12bn acquisition of TikTok

4) The $7.9bn acquisition of Cogeco Communications and Cogeco by Altice USA

5) Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media for $7.5bn.

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 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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