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February 26, 2021

Technology industry M&A deals total $44.98bn in North America in January 2021

By Carmen

Total technology industry M&A deals worth $44.98bn were announced in North America in January 2021, led by Teledyne Technologies’ $8.36bn acquisition of FLIR Systems, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 13.2% over the previous month of $51.82bn and a rise of 63.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $27.46bn.

North America held a 59.87% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $75.13bn in January 2021. With a 59.00% share and deals worth $44.33bn, the US was the top country in North America’s M&A deal value across technology industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, North America recorded 336 deals during January 2021, marking an increase of 0.90% over the previous month and a rise of 36.59% over the 12-month average. The US recorded 299 deals during the month.

North America technology industry M&A deals in January 2021: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 73.3% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $32.96bn, against the overall value of $44.98bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Teledyne Technologies’ $8.36bn acquisition of FLIR Systems

2) The $7.3bn merger with Alight solutions and Foley Trasimene Acquisition

3) Peraton’s $7.1bn acquisition of Perspecta

4) The $5.7bn acquisition of Coherent by Lumentum Holdings

5) Cisco Systems’ acquisition of Acacia Communications for $4.5bn.

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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