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Global: Software eats the world

The idea that “software is eating the world” – expressed by venture capitalist Marc Andreessen in 2011 – has found its truest expression yet in 2021. Technology accounts for 27% of global deal value (USD 1.2tn across 8,797 deals) so far this year, the largest ever share.


Healthcare holds second place, with 10.5% of total deal value. This is followed by the real estate (6.7%), finance (6.4%), utility & energy (6%) and telecommunications (5.7%) sectors.


North America accounts for more than half (51.2%) of global deal value during the first nine months (9M21), followed by Asia-Pacific (21.6%) and Europe (21.3%).



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