Total technology industry private equity deals in August 2019 worth $3.64bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 54.6% over the previous month and a drop of 68.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $11.53bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.78bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.32bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for technology industry private equity deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.

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The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in August 2019 was the US with 38 deals, followed by the UK with 12 and The Netherlands with four.

In 2019, as of the end of August 2019, technology private equity deals worth $84.05bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 6.4% year on year.

Technology industry private equity deals in August 2019: Top deals

The top five technology industry private equity deals accounted for 85.9% of the overall value during August 2019.

The combined value of the top five technology private equity deals stood at $3.13bn, against the overall value of $3.64bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry deals of August 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) BC Partners’ $2.1bn private equity deal with Presidio

2) The $386.97m private equity deal with Informatica El Corte Ingles by GFI Informatique and One Equity Partners

3) Elemica- Management Team and Eurazeo’s $250m private equity deal with Elemica

4) The $200m private equity deal with Indecomm Digital Services by Warburg Pincus

5) KPS Capital Partners’ private equity deal with TransDigm Group for $190m.

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.