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February 2, 2021

Technology industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 total $117.97bn in US

By Carmen

Total technology industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 worth $117.97bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 1.9% over the previous quarter and a rise of 135.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $50.18bn.

The US held a 48.5% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $243.37bn in Q4 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 680 deals during Q4 2020, marking a rise of 21% over the previous quarter and a rise of 28.3% over the last four-quarter average.

The US technology industry M&A deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 68.4% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $80.65bn, against the overall value of $117.97bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five technology industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Advanced Micro Devices’ $35bn acquisition of Xilinx

2) The $27.7bn acquisition of Slack Technologies by Salesforce.Com

3) Marvell Technology Group’s $10.27bn acquisition of Inphi

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

5) American Tower’s acquisition of Insite Wireless Group for $3.5bn.

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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