Total technology industry private equity deals in Q3 2020 worth $299.51m were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 86.2% over the previous quarter and a drop of 92.7% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $4.1bn.

The UK held a 0.8% share of the global technology industry private equity deal value that totalled $36.08bn in Q3 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 27 deals during Q3 2020, marking a drop of 12.9% over the previous quarter and a drop of 22.9% over the last four-quarter average.

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By GlobalData

The UK technology industry private equity deals in Q3 2020: Top deals

The top five technology industry private equity deals accounted for 92.8% of the overall value during Q3 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology private equity deals stood at $277.91m, against the overall value of $299.51m recorded for the month.

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

1) Oaktree Capital Management’s $127.41m private equity deal with Zzoomm

2) The $102.4m private equity deal with Connexin by Whitehelm Capital

3) DIF Core Infrastructure Fund II’s $29.77m private equity deal with The 4th Utility

4) The $10.5m private equity deal with Evaluate by HgCapital Trust

5) Business Growth Fund’s private equity deal with Fusion Workshop for $7.84m.

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.