Total technology industry M&A deals worth $10bn were announced in Europe in July 2021, led by Xavier Niel’s $3.7bn acquisition of Iliad, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 3.5% over the previous month of $9.62bn and a drop of 35.4% when compared with the last 12-month average of $15.41bn.

Europe held a 24.41% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $40.81bn in July 2021. With a 9.73% share and deals worth $3.97bn, the UK was the top country in Europe’s M&A deal value across technology industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, Europe recorded 218 deals during July 2021, marking an increase of 0.46% over the previous month and a rise of 13.54% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 57 deals during the month.

Europe technology industry M&A deals in July 2021: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 80% of the overall value during July 2021.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $7.96bn, against the overall value of $10bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry M&A deals of July 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Iliad $3.7bn acquisition deal with Xavier Niel

2) The $1.26bn acquisition of 91.25% stake in Sumo Group by Sixjoy Hong Kong

3) Daily Mail & General Trust $1.13bn acquisition deal for 70% stake in Rothermere Continuation

4) Restore $1.01bn acquisition deal with Marlowe

5) The $857.66m acquisition of Green Mountain by Azrieli Group

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