Total technology industry M&A deals in December 2020 worth $45.88bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 188.9% over the previous month and a rise of 97.4% when compared with the last 12-month average of $23.24bn.

The US held a 65.7% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $69.81bn in December 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 256 deals during December 2020, marking an increase of 21.9% over the previous month and a rise of 42.2% over the 12-month average.

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By GlobalData

The US technology industry M&A deals in December 2020: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 80.6% of the overall value during December 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $36.98bn, against the overall value of $45.88bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Salesforce.Com’s $27.7bn acquisition of Slack Technologies

2) The $4.18bn acquisition of Fanduel by Flutter Entertainment

3) The $1.8bn merger of New Providence Acquisition and SpaceMobile

4) The $1.7bn acquisition of MTS Systems by Amphenol

5) Rent-A-Center’s acquisition of Acima Credit for $1.6bn.

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.