Total technology industry M&A deals worth $306.1m were announced in the UK in April 2022, with International Game Technology’s $174.03m acquisition of iSoftBet being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 25.1% over the previous month of $408.38m and a drop of 92.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $3.97bn.

The UK held a 0.49% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $62.66bn in April 2022.

In terms of M&A deal activity, the UK recorded 52 deals during April 2022, marking a decrease of 20% over the previous month and a drop of 13.33% over the 12-month average.

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By GlobalData

UK technology industry M&A deals in April 2022: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 88.3% of the overall value during April 2022.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $270.19m, against the overall value of $306.1m recorded for the month.

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

1) International Game Technology $174.03m acquisition deal with iSoftBet

2) The $45.56m acquisition of Tictrac by Dialogue Health Technologies

3) Meta Materials $20m acquisition deal with Plasma App

4) The $19.45m acquisition of TP Health (Holdings) by Marlowe

5) VitalHub $11.16m acquisition deal with Hicom Technology