Q2 2021 was the second consecutive record-breaking quarter for WorkTech, with $8.9 billion invested in the sector globally across 200 transactions. This compares to $5.3 billion across 178 transactions in the previous quarter. There were more than 30 funding rounds in excess of $100 million, primarily in Business Management, Compensation & Benefits, Core HR & Payroll, Corporate Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition and Productivity.
M&A activity in the quarter was in line with Q1 2021. There were 63 transactions and $12 billion of announced value. Private Equity was involved in 23% of acquisitions, with particular interest in Corporate Learning and Talent Acquisition.
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