The US technology industry saw a drop of 9.6% in overall deal activity during June 2020, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 537 deals worth $16.95bn were announced in June 2020, compared to the 12-month average of 594 deals.

Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 347 deals which accounted for 64.6% of all deals.

In second place was M&A with 150 deals, followed by private equity with 40 transactions, respectively accounting for 27.9% and 7.5% of overall deal activity in the country’s technology industry during the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in the US technology industry with total deals worth $11.81bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $3.98bn and $1.17bn, respectively.

US technology industry deals in June 2020: Top deals

The top five technology industry deals accounted for 68.9% of the overall value during June 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $11.68bn, against the overall value of $16.95bn recorded for the month.

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

1) The merger of GCI Liberty and Liberty Broadband Corporation for $9.39bn

2) The $985m acquisition of Finicity by Mastercard

3) Marcelo Claure’s $500m acquisition of T-Mobile US

4) The $500m acquisition of Curiouser Products by Lululemon Athletica

5) Warburg Pincus’ private equity deal with WEX for $310m.

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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