This Year’s Tech Deals Near $300 Billion, Boosted by Microsoft and Twitter Buys | Charts

2022 may shatter last year’s record $792 billion in transactions

Tech deals are off to an explosive start this year, with transactions potentially beating the record of $792 billion in 2021.

Thanks to blockbuster deals by Microsoft and Elon Musk, acquisitions already hit $281 billion by the end of April, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence’s 451 Research. That means deals in the first four months of 2022 have already outpaced last year’s total of $253 billion for the same period, as the consolidation and competition trends continue across the tech and telecom industry.

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Antoinette Siu

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