Total technology industry M&A deals in October 2020 worth $55.67bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 13.7% over the previous month and a rise of 223.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $17.19bn.
The US held a 67.4% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $82.59bn in October 2020.
In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 203 deals during October 2020, marking a decrease of 0.5% over the previous month and a rise of 16.7% over the 12-month average.
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The US technology industry M&A deals in October 2020: Top deals
The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 94.1% of the overall value during October 2020.
The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $52.39bn, against the overall value of $55.67bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry deals of October 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Advanced Micro Devices’ $35bn acquisition of Xilinx
2) The $10.27bn acquisition of Inphi by Marvell Technology Group
3) Twilio’s $3.2bn acquisition of Segment.io
4) The $2.57bn merger of CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I and E2open
5) WellSky’s acquisition of Careport Health for $1.35bn.
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.