Total technology industry M&A deals worth $71.3bn were announced in the US in May 2021, with Discovery’s $43bn acquisition of Warner Media being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 75.8% over the previous month of $40.52bn and a rise of 138.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $29.93bn.
The US held a 68.54% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $103.96bn in May 2021.
In terms of M&A deal activity, the US recorded 236 deals during May 2021, marking an increase of 3.96% over the previous month and a rise of 21.03% over the 12-month average.
US technology industry M&A deals in May 2021: Top deals
The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 87% of the overall value during May 2021.
The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $61.95bn, against the overall value of $71.3bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry M&A deals of May 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Discovery’s $43bn acquisition of Warner Media
2) The $8.45bn acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by Amazon.com
3) Clarivate’ $5.3bn acquisition of ProQuest.
4) The $2.7bn acquisition of Local Media Group by Gray Television
5) Bill.com’s acquisition of DivvyPay for $2.5bn.
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.