Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, 2021 followed in the footsteps of its predecessor, continuing to be an unpredictable and sometimes incredibly difficult year. But one thing that has remained the same is the constant flow of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the technology sector.

According to research by Global data, global M&A deals on technology have already approached $ 3 trillion by the third quarter, largely supported by the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. While nothing rivals the $ 35 billion acquisition of Xilinx Advanced Micro Devices in 2020, last year Intuit bought Mailchimp for $ 12 billion, and Square donated a princely sum of $ 29 billion for Afterpay.

Diagram of GolbalData mergers and acquisitions GlobalData

World value of mergers and acquisitions.

As for whether last year’s pace will be maintained in 2022, the first signs show that the slowdown in large deals in the industry will not happen, and software for cybersecurity and collaboration are already hot areas.

Here are the biggest gains of corporate technology in 2022 in reverse chronological order:

May 11: Salesforce acquires

Salesforce has announced that it will acquire for an amount not specified. Founded in 2016, is a revenue and communication platform that uses Slack bots and Microsoft Teams to display CRM data from platforms such as Salesforce.

A Salesforce statement said Troops and his team would be part of the Slack he acquired in 2020 when the deal is concluded in 2023.

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