Total technology industry M&A deals worth $10.66bn were announced in Germany in January 2021, with American Tower’s $9.37bn asset transaction with Telxius Telecom SAU being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 22.5% over the previous month of $8.7bn and a rise of 656.03% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.41bn.
Germany held a 14.19% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $75.13bn in January 2021.
In terms of M&A deal activity, the Germany recorded 24 deals during January 2021, marking a decrease of 22.58% over the previous month and a rise of 4.35% over the 12-month average.
Germany technology industry M&A deals in January 2021: Top deals
The top three technology industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during January 2021.
The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $10.66bn, against the overall value of $10.66bn recorded for the month.
The top three technology industry M&A deals of January 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) American Tower’s $9.37bn asset transaction with Telxius Telecom SAU
2) The $1.22bn acquisition of Signavio by SAP
3) Elisa’ $73m acquisition of camLine.
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.