1. Deals Analysis
November 25, 2020

Technology industry private equity deals in October 2020 total $7.91bn globally

By Carmen

Total technology industry private equity deals in October 2020 worth $7.91bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 47.4% over the previous month and a drop of 35.01% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $12.17bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $3.7bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.7bn.

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.

The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in October 2020 was the US with 45 deals, followed by the UK with 18 and China with six.

In 2020, as of the end of October 2020, technology private equity deals worth $119.93bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 14.9% year on year.

Technology industry private equity deals in October 2020: Top deals

The top five technology industry private equity deals accounted for 76.2% of the overall value during October 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology private equity deals stood at $6.03bn, against the overall value of $7.91bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry deals of October 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Advent International and James M. Peck’s $2.7bn private equity deal with Nielsen

2) The $2.15bn private equity deal with GTT Communications by I Squared Capital

3) Eurazeo’s $465.72m private equity deal with Questel

4) The $360m private equity deal with Princeton Digital Group by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Warburg Pincus

5) AnaCap Financial Partners’ private equity deal with PayScale for $351.26m.

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.

 

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed big data 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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