A total of 91 deals in Australia’s tech sector worth $1.15 billion were announced in Q3 2019, compared to the last four-quarter average of 70 deals, according to the deals database from analyst firm GlobalData.
In terms of value of deals, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) was the leading deal category in Australia’s technology industry with total deals worth $860.69m, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $259.66m and $34.35m, respectively.
Venture financing was the leading category in the quarter with 48 deals which accounted for 52.7% of all deals.
In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in Australia’s technology industry with total deals worth $860.69m, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $259.66m and $34.35m, respectively.
GlobalData says the top five technology deals accounted for 76% of the overall value during Q3 2019, with the combined value of the top five technology deals at $874m, against the overall value of $1.15bn recorded for the month.
The top five technology industry deals of Q3 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:
- Charter Hall Group’s $474.29m asset transaction with Telstra
- The $172.12m acquisition of GBST by SS&C Technologies Holdings
- Blackbird Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Grok Ventures, HostPlus, Index Ventures (US), Sapphire Ventures, Sequoia Capital China, Skip Capital and TDM Growth Partners’ $82m venture financing of Culture Amp
- The $77.85m acquisition of Dreamscape Networks by Web.com Group
- Uniti Wireless’ acquisition of LBN Co for $67.75m.