Total technology industry M&A deals in Q2 2020 worth $19.83bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 1153% over the previous quarter and a rise of 501.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $3.3bn.

The UK held a 30.4% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $65.23bn in Q2 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 84 deals during Q2 2020, marking a drop of 37.3% over the previous quarter and a drop of 33.9% over the last four-quarter average.

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By GlobalData

The UK technology industry M&A deals in Q2 2020: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 99.3% of the overall value during Q2 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $19.68bn, against the overall value of $19.83bn recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry deals of Q2 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) The merger of O2 Holding and Virgin Media for $18.82bn.

2) The $353.08m acquisition of Moka International by T.C.L. Industries Holdings (H.K.)

3) Keysight Technologies’ $330m acquisition of TestPlant Europe

4) The $104.16m acquisition of Castleton Technology by MRI Software

5) Access UK’s acquisition of Eclipse Legal Systems for $70.5m.

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.