M&A: Tech deals second-highest on record
Global technology mergers and acquisitions in the year to date are the second highest on record at $143.4 billion, according to Dealogic.
Last week’s announcement that Verizon will buy AOL for $4.3 billion is the fourth-largest global technology deal so far in 2015.
Goldman Sachs, among the investment banks, leads the global technology mergers and acquisition league table rankings having advised on $26.8 billion worth of deals.
Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley have advised on $24.1 billion and $24 billion worth of M&A deals in the sector respectively.
The following is a table of global technology M&A deals between January 1 and May 13 since 2009, according to Dealogic data.