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.
The largest technology M&A transaction so far this year is NXP Semiconductor’s $16.7 billion acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor. 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.