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

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By GlobalData

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