Total technology industry M&A deals worth $614.7m were announced in Europe in October 2022, led by W.A.G. payment solutions’ $301.49m acquisition of Inelo Stocerz, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 90.1% over the previous month of $6.21bn and a drop of 93.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $8.91bn.

Europe held a 7.88% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $7.8bn in October 2022. With a 3.87% share and deals worth $301.49m, Poland was the top country in Europe’s M&A deal value across technology industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, Europe recorded 184 deals during October 2022, marking a decrease of 19.65% over the previous month and a drop of 21.70% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 60 deals during the month.

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Europe technology industry M&A deals in October 2022: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 90.7% of the overall value during October 2022.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $557.47m, against the overall value of $614.7m recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry M&A deals of October 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) W.A.G. payment solutions’s $301.49m acquisition deal with Inelo Stocerz

2) The $146.98m acquisition of Nowo by Vodafone Group

3) Yageo’s $77.12m acquisition deal with Heraeus Nexensos

4) The $18m acquisition of Nestwave by NextNav

5) Betsson’s $13.88m acquisition deal for 80% stake in KickerTech Malta