1. Deals Analysis
October 30, 2020

Netherlands technology industry sees a drop of 9.4% in deal activity in Q3 2020

By Carmen

The Netherlands technology industry saw a drop of 9.4% in overall deal activity during Q3 2020, when compared with the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 58 deals worth $3.29bn were announced in Q3 2020, compared to the last four-quarter average of 64 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the quarter with 36 deals which accounted for 62.1% of all deals.

In second place was venture financing with 14 deals, followed by private equity with eight transactions, respectively accounting for 24.1% and 13.8% of overall deal activity in the country’s technology industry during the quarter.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in The Netherlands technology industry with total deals worth $3.02bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $240.84m and $31.29m, respectively.

The Netherlands technology industry deals in Q3 2020: Top deals

The top five technology deals accounted for 99.4% of the overall value during Q3 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $3.27bn, against the overall value of $3.29bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry deals of Q3 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Next Private’s $2.96bn acquisition of Altice Europe

2) The $229.5m private equity deal with Getronics by GSH Private Capital

3) Koch Media’s $59.34m acquisition of Vertigo Games Holding

4) The $11.34m private equity deal with Studytube by Verdane Capital

5) EQT Ventures Fund, heal.capital Management and Philips Health Technology Ventures’ venture financing of Siilo for $10.5m.

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 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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