Total technology industry M&A deals in September 2020 worth $40.17bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 3219.7% over the previous month and a rise of 1298.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $2.87bn.

The UK held a 27.2% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $147.91bn in September 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 34 deals during September 2020, marking a decrease of 10.5% over the previous month and a drop of 15% over the 12-month average.

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

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during September 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $40.16bn, against the overall value of $40.17bn recorded for the month.

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

1) NVIDIA’s $40bn acquisition of ARM

2) The $94.23m acquisition of Sahara Presentation Systems by Boxlight

3) Dye & Durham’s $39.68m acquisition of Property Information Exchange

4) The $15.61m acquisition of Video Commerce Group by Evermount Ventures

5) The Panoply’s acquisition of Difrent for $11.61m.

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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