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June 3, 2021

Technology industry M&A deals total $9.86bn in Brazil in Q1 2021

By Carmen

Total technology industry M&A deals worth $9.86bn were announced in the Brazil in Q1 2021, led by American Tower’ $9.37bn asset transaction with Telxius Telecom SAU, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 1703.3% over the previous quarter and a rise of 299.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $2.47bn.

Brazil held a 4.73% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $208.44bn in Q1 2021.

In terms of deal activity, the Brazil recorded 21 M&A deals during Q1 2021, marking a decrease of 8.70% over the previous quarter and a drop of 8.70% over the last four-quarter average.

Brazil technology industry M&A deals in Q1 2021: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during Q1 2021.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $9.86bn, against the overall value of $9.86bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five technology industry M&A deals of Q1 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) American Tower’s $9.37bn asset transaction with Telxius Telecom SAU

2) The $369.06m acquisition of 92% stake in RD Station by TOTVS Large Enterprise Tecnologia

3) Vasta Platform’s $107.72m acquisition of Editora Eleva

4) The $11.6m acquisition of Sociedade Educacional da Lagoa by Vasta Platform

5) Afya’s acquisition of Medicinae for $1.01m.

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.

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