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May 26, 2022

Technology industry M&A deals total $1.2bn in Asia-Pacific in April 2022

By Carmen

Total technology industry M&A deals worth $1.2bn were announced in Asia-Pacific in April 2022, led by Ricoh’s $625m acquisition of 80% stake in PFU, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 63.8% over the previous month of $3.2bn and a drop of 74.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $4.57bn.

Asia-Pacific held a 1.85% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $62.66bn in April 2022. With a 1.00% share and deals worth $625m, Japan was the top country in Asia-Pacific’s M&A deal value across technology industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, Asia-Pacific recorded 95 deals during April 2022, marking a decrease of 34.48% over the previous month and a drop of 32.62% over the 12-month average. India recorded 24 deals during the month.

Asia-Pacific technology industry M&A deals in April 2022: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 90.3% of the overall value during April 2022.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $1.05bn, against the overall value of $1.2bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry M&A deals of April 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Ricoh $625m acquisition deal for 80% stake in PFU

2) The $161.46m acquisition of 12.7% stake in Broadex Technologies by Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Ltd

3) Hubei Dinglong Holdings $119.34m acquisition deal for 19% stake in Hubei Dinghui Microelectronics Material

4) The $96m acquisition of 62.2% stake in Yes Power Technix by SK

5) NICE Information & Telecommunication $45.36m acquisition deal with JTNet

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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