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Total technology industry M&A deals in January 2020 are worth $480.03m – according to GlobalData’s deals database.

The value marked a decrease of 41.3% over the previous month and a drop of 55.5% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.08bn.

The UK held a 1.9% share of the global technology industry M&A deal value that totalled $25.76bn in January 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 32 deals during January 2020, marking a decrease of 27.3% over the previous month and a drop of 22% over the 12-month average.

The top five technology industry M&A deals accounted for 97.3% of the overall value during January 2020.

The combined value of the top five technology M&A deals stood at $467.17m, against the overall value of $480.03m recorded for the month.

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

  • CityFibre’s $259.92m acquisition of Bolt Pro Tem and FibreNation
  • The $129m acquisition of M Three Corporate Consulting by John Wiley & Sons
  • CCL Industries’ $30.67m acquisition of I.D.&C. World Holdco and IDentilam
  • The $28.65m acquisition of Excitech by Addnode Group
  • Tremor International’s acquisition of Unruly Group for $18.94m.