Total technology industry cross border M&A deals worth $26.75bn were announced in the US in Q4 2020, led by Marvell Technology Group’ $10.27bn acquisition of Inphi, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
The value marked an increase of 13.6% over the previous quarter and a rise of 163.3% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $10.16bn.
The US held a 23.21% share of the global technology industry cross border M&A deal value that totalled $115.25bn in Q4 2020.
In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 124 cross border M&A deals during Q4 2020, marking an increase of 21.57% over the previous quarter and a a rise of 31.91% over the last four-quarter average.
The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals accounted for 80.6% of the overall value during Q4 2020.
The combined value of the top five technology cross border M&A deals stood at $21.57bn, against the overall value of $26.75bn recorded for the quarter.
US technology industry cross border M&A deals in Q4 2020: Top deals
The top five technology industry cross border M&A deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
- Marvell Technology Group’s $10.27bn acquisition of Inphi
- The $4.18bn acquisition of Fanduel by Flutter Entertainment
- Tencent Music Entertainment Group’s $3.67bn acquisition of Universal Music Group
- The $2.28bn acquisition of Institutional Shareholder Services by Deutsche Borse
- Funimation Productions’ acquisition of Crunchyroll for $1.18bn.