Total technology industry M&A deals worth $40.8bn were announced globally in July 2021, led by Zoom Video Communications’ $15.15bn acquisition of Five9, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 37.9% over the previous month of $29.59bn and a drop of 36.7% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $64.48bn.
Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $24.6bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $24.59bn.
In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for technology industry M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.
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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in July 2021 was the US with 221 deals, followed by the UK with 57 and Australia with 32.
In 2021, as of July, technology M&A deals worth $389.22bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 185.5% year on year.
technology industry M&A deals in July 2021: Top deals
The top five M&A deals accounted for 61.3% of the overall value during July 2021.
The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $25.01bn, against the overall value of $40.8bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry M&A deals of July 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Five9 $15.15bn acquisition deal with Zoom Video Communications
2) The $3.7bn acquisition of Iliad by Xavier Niel
3) Tingo Mobile $3.7bn acquisition deal with iWebb
4) The $1.2bn acquisition of ServiceChannel.com by Fortive
5) Sumo Group $1.26bn acquisition deal with Sixjoy Hong Kong