Total technology industry M&A deals in September 2019 worth $280.18m were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 90.4% over the previous month and a drop of 69.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $929.56m.

The UK held a 3% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $9.4bn in September 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 41 deals during September 2019, marking an increase of 10.8% over the previous month and a flat growth over the 12-month average.

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By GlobalData

The UK technology industry M&A deals in September 2019: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during September 2019.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $280.12m, against the overall value of $280.18m recorded for the month.

The top five technology industry deals of September 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Ceres Bidco’s $231.97m acquisition of StatPro Group

2) The $26.15m acquisition of APC Technology Group by Specialist Components

3) Sterlite Technologies’ $14.95m acquisition of Impact Data Solutions (IDS) Group

4) The $6.1m acquisition of Invicta Telecare by Doro

5) TP ICAP’s acquisition of ClearCompress for $0.94m.

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.