Total Technology industry M&A deals worth $62.7bn were announced globally in April 2022, led by X Holdings I and X Holdings II’s $44bn acquisition of Twitter, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 197.8% over the previous month of $21.04bn and a rise of 44.7% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $43.3bn.
Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $59.43bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $59.27bn.
In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for Technology industry M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.
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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in April 2022 was the US with 168 deals, followed by the UK with 52 and Canada with 34.
In 2022, as of April, Technology M&A deals worth $205.32bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 9.3% year on year.
Technology industry M&A deals in April 2022: Top deals
The top five M&A deals accounted for 91.6% of the overall value during April 2022.
The combined value of the top five Technology M&A deals stood at $57.39bn, against the overall value of $62.7bn recorded for the month.
The top five Technology industry M&A deals of April 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) X Holdings I and X Holdings II $44bn acquisition deal for 90.9% stake in Twitter
2) The $6.2bn acquisition of Datto by Kaseya
3) Elon Musk $2.89bn acquisition of 9.2% stake in Twitter
4) The $2.4bn acquisition of SoftBank Group and T-Mobile US by Deutsche Telekom
5) Advanced Micro Devices $1.9bn acquisition deal with Pensando Systems