Total technology industry M&A deals worth $86.5bn were announced in North America in May 2022, led by Broadcom’s $69bn acquisition of VMware, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 45.7% over the previous month of $59.33bn and a rise of 182.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $30.57bn.

North America held an 87.35% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $98.98bn in May 2022. With an 87.35% share and deals worth $86.46bn, 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 210 deals during May 2022, marking a flat growth over the previous month and a drop of 25.27% over the 12-month average. The US recorded 187 deals during the month.

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By GlobalData

North America technology industry M&A deals in May 2022: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 99.3% of the overall value during May 2022.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $85.89bn, against the overall value of $86.5bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Broadcom $69bn acquisition deal with VMware

2) The $16bn acquisition of Black Knight by Intercontinental Exchange

3) Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment $375m acquisition deal with Redbox Entertainment

4) The $300m acquisition of Crystal Dynamics,Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal by Embracer Group

5) Shutterstock $210m acquisition deal with Pond5