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May 16, 2022

Technology industry robotics deals total $25.4bn globally in April 2021

By Carmen

Total technology industry robotics deals worth $25.4bn were announced globally for April 2021, with the $19.7bn acquisition of Nuance Communications being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 2125.4% over the previous month of $1.14bn and a rise of 1428.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.66bn.

In terms of number of robotics deals, the sector saw a rise of 21.28% with 57 deals in April 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 47 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with robotics deals worth $21.08bn in April 2021.

technology industry robotics deals in April 2021: Top deals

The top five robotics deals accounted for 97.1% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five robotics deals stood at $24.63bn, against the overall value of $25.4bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Microsoft $19.7bn acquisition deal with Nuance Communications

2) The $2.8bn acquisition of AutoStore by SoftBank Group

3) $1.3bn merger deal with Rotor Acquisition and Sarcos

4) The $676m venture financing of SambaNova Systems by BlackRock,GIC,GV Management Co,Intel Capital,SoftBank Vision Fund II,Temasek Holdings (Private),Walden International and WRVI Capital

5) Shanghai Chengtou Holding and Shanghai Guosheng Group Investment $152.66m venture financing deal with CloudMinds Technology

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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