Total technology industry M&A deals in August 2019 worth $21.18bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 112.4% over the previous month and a rise of 19.04% when compared with the last 12-month average of $17.79bn.
The US held a 70.6% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $29.98bn in August 2019.
In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 159 deals during August 2019, marking a decrease of 4.8% over the previous month and a drop of 15.4% over the 12-month average.
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The US technology industry M&A deals in August 2019: Top deals
The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 85.8% of the overall value during August 2019.
The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $18.18bn, against the overall value of $21.18bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry deals of August 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Broadcom’s $10.7bn asset transaction with Symantec
2) The $2.7bn acquisition of Pivotal Software by VMware
3) VMware’s $2.1bn acquisition of Carbon Black
4) The $1.63bn acquisition of Internet Pipeline by Roper Technologies
5) Splunk’s acquisition of SignalFx for $1.05bn.
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.