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May 16, 2022

Technology industry M&A deals total $54.1bn in US in April 2021

By Carmen

Total technology industry M&A deals worth $54.1bn were announced in the US in April 2021, with Microsoft’s $19.7bn acquisition of Nuance Communications being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 11.2% over the previous month of $48.64bn and a rise of 62.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $33.38bn.

The US held a 79.15% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $68.35bn in April 2021.

In terms of M&A deal activity, the US recorded 262 deals during April 2021, marking a decrease of 16.83% over the previous month and a rise of 11.97% over the 12-month average.

US technology industry M&A deals in April 2021: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 66.6% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $36.05bn, against the overall value of $54.1bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Microsoft $19.7bn acquisition deal with Nuance Communications

2) The $7.1bn acquisition of Blue Yonder by Panasonic

3) $4.5bn merger deal with Altimeter Growth and Grab Holdings

4) The $2.75bn asset transaction of Silicon Laboratories by Skyworks Solutions

5) International Business Machines $2bn asset transaction deal with Turbonomic

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed 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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