Total technology industry private equity deals in Q2 2019 worth $35.8bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 1.4% over the previous quarter and a rise of 4.7% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $34.18bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $23.25bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $22.1bn.

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 Q2 2019 was the US with 138 deals, followed by the UK with 40 and Germany with 20.

In 2019, as of the end of Q2 2019, technology private equity deals worth $72.09bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 30.4% year on year.

Technology industry private equity deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five technology industry private equity deals accounted for 60.2% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five technology industry private equity deals stood at $21.53bn, against the overall value of $35.8bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced technology industry private equity deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was Digital Colony Management and EQT Infrastructure IV Fund’s $14.3bn private equity deal with Zayo Group Holdings.

In second place was the $2.24bn private equity deal with Vodafone New Zealand by Brookfield Asset Management and Infratil and in third place was EQT Infrastructure IV Fund’s $1.94bn private equity deal with IP-Only.

The $1.7bn private equity deal with Electronics For Imaging by Siris Capital Group and Searchlight Capital Partners and WaveDivision Capital’s private equity deal with Frontier Communications for $1.35bn held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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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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