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March 1, 2021

Technology industry M&A deals total $75.13bn globally in January 2021

By Carmen

Total technology industry M&A deals worth $75.13bn were announced globally in January 2021, led by Arab Investment Bank S.A.L.’s $11.21bn acquisition of Temenos, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 0.5% over the previous month of $74.77bn and a rise of 37.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $54.75bn.

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 $44.98bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $44.33bn.

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.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in January 2021 was the US with 299 deals, followed by the UK with 43 and Canada with 34.

In 2021, as of January, technology M&A deals worth $75.13bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 259.9% year on year.

technology industry M&A deals in January 2021: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 57.7% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $43.34bn, against the overall value of $75.13bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry M&A deals of January 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Arab Investment Bank S.A.L.’s $11.21bn acquisition of Temenos

2) The $9.37bn asset transaction with Telxius Telecom SAU by American Tower

3) Teledyne Technologies’ $8.36bn acquisition of FLIR Systems

4) The $7.3bn merger of Alight solutions and Foley Trasimene Acquisition

5) Peraton’s acquisition of Perspecta for $7.1bn.

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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