Tech—specifically tech companies focused on data storage and management—and energy company consolidation were the drivers in another strong week in M&A as the first half of this record-breaking year nears its zenith. Also entering big-deal territory was a multibillion-dollar pest management company acquisition. 

A $7 billion merger between data storage companies Datavant and Ciox Health and the $5.3 billion buy of Cloudera by private equity firms Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts led the way on the data front.