North East: M&A Technology Sector Snapshot – Jul-21 to Sept-21

Welcome to the third edition of the North East: M&A Technology Sector Snapshot (Jul-21 to Sept-21) – a joint production from Ryecroft Glenton Corporate Finance and Mercia Asset Management PLC.

We publish a snapshot each quarter to provide information on national themes in the UK tech sector, as well as focusing on developments closer to home, in the North East.

The snapshot provides an insight into key industry trends, current market data, news, and an overview of recent transactions. In this issue, the deal round up covers the 3 months from July 21 to September 21.

Each quarter we shine the spotlight on a specific sub-sector within the technology industry. This time we take a closer look at the HealthTech sector.

The UK tech market continues to be very active with 264 deals recorded between July to September, approximately 50% relating to an acquisition or a sale. Similarly to Quarter 2, Software remains the most active sub-sector for M&A and London continues to lead the way geographically, with 38% share of all deals from July to September.


Total Deals (UK)

Total deals (North East)

Most active region of total deals

North East share of deals

Most active sector




London (40%)


Software (38%)




London (38%)


Software (34%)

Source – MarketIQ

View our other North East: M&A Technology Sector Snapshots here.

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