The US technology industry saw a drop of 24.1% in overall deal activity during November 2019, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 503 deals worth $28.43bn were announced in November 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 663 deals.

Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 292 deals which accounted for 58.05% of all deals.

In second place was M&A with 166 deals, followed by private equity with 45 transactions, respectively accounting for 33% and 9% of overall deal activity in the country’s technology industry during the month.

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In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in the US technology industry with total deals worth $17.22bn, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $6.37bn and $4.84bn, respectively.

US technology industry deals in November 2019: Top deals

The top five technology industry deals accounted for 63.1% of the overall value during November 2019.

The combined value of the top five technology deals stood at $17.95bn, against the overall value of $28.43bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Apollo Global Management’s $6bn private equity deal with Tech Data

2) The $4.05bn acquisition of StubHub by viagogo

3) PayPal Holdings’ $4bn acquisition of Honey Science

4) The $2.1bn acquisition of Fitbit by Google

5) Yageo’s acquisition of KEMET for $1.8bn.

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.