Mergers and Acquisitions - Philippines

  • Philippines
  • The transaction value in the Mergers and Acquisitions market is projected to reach US$3.67bn in 2024.
  • It is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2025) of -11.44% resulting in a projected total amount of US$3.25bn by 2025.
  • The average transaction value in the Mergers and Acquisitions market amounts to US$92.21m in 2024.
  • From a global comparison perspective, it is shown that the highest transaction value is reached in the United States (US$1,359.00bn in 2024).
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Analyst Opinion

The Mergers and Acquisitions market in Philippines is experiencing a significant uptrend in activity.

Customer preferences:
Companies in the Philippines are increasingly looking to M&A deals as a strategic move to expand their market share, diversify their offerings, and gain a competitive edge. Customers are seeking to capitalize on synergies, economies of scale, and operational efficiencies through strategic acquisitions.

Trends in the market:
One notable trend in the Philippines M&A market is the growing interest from foreign investors. International companies are eyeing opportunities in the Philippines due to its strategic location, young and tech-savvy population, and emerging market potential. This trend is driving cross-border M&A deals and fostering global partnerships in various industries such as technology, consumer goods, and infrastructure.

Local special circumstances:
The Philippines' rapidly growing economy, coupled with government initiatives to improve ease of doing business, is creating a conducive environment for M&A activities. The country's young and dynamic workforce, along with a rising middle class, is attracting both domestic and foreign investors to explore M&A opportunities. Additionally, the government's focus on infrastructure development is fueling M&A deals in the construction and real estate sectors.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The stable economic growth, favorable demographic trends, and increasing consumer spending in the Philippines are key drivers behind the surge in M&A transactions. The country's robust GDP growth, low inflation, and sound fiscal policies are instilling confidence in investors and encouraging M&A deal-making. Moreover, the government's efforts to liberalize key sectors and attract foreign investments are further stimulating M&A activities in the Philippines.


Data coverage:

Figures are based on the revenue generated by the Investment Banking market, as well as the transaction value, the number of transactions, and the average transactions size of the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) markets.

Modeling approach / Market size:

Market sizes are determined by a bottom-up approach and are based on a specific rationale for each market. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use market research and analysis, as well as data from annual financial reports. Furthermore, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations and national data bureaus, such as GDP, wealth per capita, and total investment (% of GDP). This data helps us to estimate the market size for each country individually.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the particular market. In this market, we use the HOLT-damped Trend method to forecast future development. The main drivers are GDP per capita and total investment (% of GDP).

Additional Notes:

The market is updated twice per year in the event that market dynamics change.


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