Number of M&A deals in the U.S. 2019, by deal value

The statistic presents the number of M&A deals in the United States as of September 2019, by deal value. In that year, there were 281 M&A transactions valued at more than one billion U.S. dollars in the United States. The overall number of M&A deals in the 12 months ending September 30, 2019 amounted to 12,713.

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 roughly 154 billion U.S. dollars in August 2019. In the United States, commercial services sector accounted for largest share of merger and acquisition deals in the United States. Yet, deals in the industrial services sector 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 698 deals were valued under 10 million U.S. dollars. Deals valued at more than a billion U.S. dollars amounted to 281, while 205 deals were valued between 500 to 999 million U.S. dollars.

In 2017, the largest M&A deal in the United States, which was the acquisition of QUALCOMM, Inc by Broadcom Ltd, was valued at 88.21billion 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.

Number of merger and acquisition transactions in the United States in 2019, by deal value

Deal value in million U.S. dollarsNumber of deals
More than 1,000281
500 to 999205
250 to 499.9293
100 to 249.9441
50 to 99.9361
25 to 49.9348
10 to 24.9370
Under 10698
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Release date

October 2019


United States

Survey time period

September 30, 2019

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