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December 18, 2019

Technology industry M&A deals in November 2019 total $17.22bn in US

By Carmen

Total technology industry M&A deals in November 2019 worth $17.22bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 291.6% over the previous month and a rise of 19.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $14.38bn.

The US held a 52% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $33.15bn in November 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 166 deals during November 2019, marking a decrease of 17.8% over the previous month and a drop of 9.3% over the 12-month average.

The US technology industry M&A deals in November 2019: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 77.6% of the overall value during November 2019.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $13.37bn, against the overall value of $17.22bn recorded for the month.

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

1) viagogo’s $4.05bn acquisition of StubHub

2) The $4bn acquisition of Honey Science by PayPal Holdings

3) Google’s $2.1bn acquisition of Fitbit

4) The $1.8bn acquisition of KEMET by Yageo

5) Open Text’s acquisition of Carbonite for $1.42bn.

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.

 

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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