M&A deals in the United States – additional information
Merger and acquisition (M&A) refers to the consolidation of two companies. The value of M&A deals in the U.S. amounted to nearly 151 billion U.S. dollars in December 2015. In the United States, technology services industry and commercial services sector accounted for majority of merger and acquisition deals in the United States. Yet, deals in the consumer services and industrial services had the highest overall transaction value.
The majority of the M&A transactions in the U.S. did not disclose their deal value. From the ones that revealed their figures, a total of 886 deals were valued under 10 million U.S. dollars. This number corresponds to about a quarter of all deals with disclosed value. Deals valued at more than a billion U.S. dollars rounded up to 314, while 203 deals were valued between 500 to 999 million U.S. dollars.
In 2016, the largest M&A deal in the United States, which was the acquisition of Time Warner Cable by AT&T Inc, was valued at 105 billion U.S. dollars. Goldman Sachs was the leading M&A advisor in the United States in 2015, managing M&A deals worth approximately 116 billion U.S. dollars. Lazard came close after, with about 85 billion U.S. dollars in M&A transactions.