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February 22, 2022updated 23 Feb 2022 11:56am

Technology industry M&A deals total $100.6bn in US in January 2022

By Carmen

Total technology industry M&A deals worth $100.6bn were announced in the US in January 2022, with Microsoft’s $68.7bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 592.8% over the previous month of $14.52bn and a rise of 272.7% when compared with the last 12-month average of $26.99bn.

The US held a 91.98% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $109.37bn in January 2022.

In terms of M&A deal activity, the US recorded 297 deals during January 2022, marking an increase of 21.72% over the previous month and a rise of 17.86% over the 12-month average.

US technology industry M&A deals in January 2022: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 92.9% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $93.4bn, against the overall value of $100.6bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Microsoft $68.7bn acquisition deal with Activision Blizzard

2) The $12.7bn acquisition of Zynga by Take-Two Interactive Software

3) Aptiv $4.3bn acquisition deal with Wind River Systems

4) The $4.1bn acquisition of Cloudmed by R1 RCM

5) Sony Interactive Entertainment $3.6bn acquisition deal with Bungie

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed artificial intelligence 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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