In today’s increasingly globalized society, so too are M&As occurring cross borders. The top acquirers of U.S. tech companies span Europe, Asia and Canada. Over 2200 private tech companies were acquired across the glove in 2012.
A deeper dive into cross-border M&A activity of US technology firms in 2012 shows Canada and the UK were the top acquirers. India, Japan and Germany round out the top 5.
Nearly 50% of these cross-border tech M&As occurred in the internet sector followed by software which represented nearly 20% of deals globally.
Lastly, the majority of cross-border M&A deals (32%) consisted on companies based in California, followed by New York at 12%.