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First Half 2014 Shows Further Upswing In Technology M&A Transactions

|Includes:FB, Alphabet Inc. (GOOG), YHOO

We noted a further uptick in announced mergers and acquisitions for technology companies in Q2 2014. Technology mergers and acquisitions worldwide more than doubled in the first half of 2014, with deals worth $383.4 billion in that span, up 122% from the year-earlier figure, according to Mergermarket.

The majority of technology deals happened in the U.S., trailed by the Asia Pacific.

More than half of the M&A activity this year was during Q2 2014. The value of M&A's in Q2 tripled to $200.9 billion from $67 billion in Q2 2013.

Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) have been especially active in M&A this year as they all expand into new businesses and technologies. The telecommunications sector also showed a heavy uptick as it further consolidated.

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