Total technology industry M&A deals in September 2019 worth $5.05bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 76.2% over the previous month and a drop of 73.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $18.9bn.

The US held a 53.7% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $9.4bn in September 2019.

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In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 161 deals during September 2019, marking a decrease of 5.8% over the previous month and a drop of 13% over the 12-month average.

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

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 71.3% of the overall value during September 2019.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $3.6bn, against the overall value of $5.05bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Facebook’s $1bn acquisition of CTRL-labs

2) The $925m acquisition of Gatan by AMETEK


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4) The $450m acquisition of 6 River Systems by Shopify

5) SK Siltron’s asset transaction with DuPont Electronics & Imaging for $450m.

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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