Led by 3i Infrastructure’s $209.16m private equity deal with DNS:NET Internet Service, total technology industry private equity deals worth $516.8m were announced in Europe in April 2021, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 93.4% over the previous month of $7.85bn and a drop of 87.7% when compared with the last 12-month average of $4.19bn.

Europe held a 1.25% share of the global technology industry private equity deal value that totalled $41.22bn in April 2021. With a 0.52% share and deals worth $214.88m, the UK was the top country in Europe’s private equity deal value across technology industry.

In terms of private equity deal activity, Europe recorded 31 deals during April 2021, marking a decrease of 57.53% over the previous month and a drop of 39.22% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 14 deals during the month.

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Europe technology industry private equity deals in April 2021: Top deals

The top five technology industry private equity deals accounted for 82.1% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five technology private equity deals stood at $424.44m, against the overall value of $516.8m recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry private equity deals of April 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) 3i Infrastructure $209.16m private equity deal with DNS:NET Internet Service

2) The $67.48m private equity of Quickline Communications by Northleaf Capital Partners

3) Horizon Capital $55.39m private equity deal with Modern Networks

4) The $50m private equity of Sequans Communications by Lynrock Lake Master Fund

5) Creades $42.41m private equity deal with Pricerunner Sweden