1. Deals Analysis
May 10, 2021

Technology industry M&A deals total $9.94bn in South and Central America in Q1 2021

By Carmen

Total technology industry M&A deals worth $9.94bn were announced in South and Central America in Q1 2021, led by American Tower’s $9.37bn asset transaction with Telxius Telecom SAU, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 1632% over the previous quarter and a rise of 213.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $3.17bn.

South and Central America held a 4.77% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $208.44bn in Q1 2021. With a 4.73% share and deals worth $9.86bn, Brazil was the top country in South and Central America’s M&A deal value across technology industry.

In terms of deal activity, South and Central America recorded 29 deals during Q1 2021, marking a decrease of 17.14% over the previous quarter and a drop of 10.77% over the last four-quarter average. Brazil recorded 21 deals during the quarter.

South and Central America technology industry M&A deals in Q1 2021: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 99.8% of the overall value during Q1 2021.

The combined value of the top five M&A deals stood at $9.92bn, against the overall value of $9.94bn recorded for the quarter.

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

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

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

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

4) Vast Resources International’s $47.71m acquisition of 28% stake in Sing Tao News

5) Cryptology Asset Group’s acquisition of Block.one for $30m.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed artificial intelligence 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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