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August 27, 2021

Technology industry M&A deals total $40.8bn globally in July 2021

By Carmen

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.

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

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.

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