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May 16, 2022

Technology industry M&A deals total $54.2bn in North America in April 2021

By Carmen

Total technology industry M&A deals worth $54.2bn were announced in North America in April 2021, led by Microsoft’s $19.7bn acquisition of Nuance Communications, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 22.5% over the previous month of $69.91bn and a rise of 46.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $36.86bn.

North America held a 79.24% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $68.35bn in April 2021. With a 79.15% share and deals worth $54.1bn, 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 295 deals during April 2021, marking a decrease of 17.83% over the previous month and a rise of 10.49% over the 12-month average. The US recorded 262 deals during the month.

North America 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 deals stood at $36.05bn, against the overall value of $54.2bn 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 cloud-deals 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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