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

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By GlobalData

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