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Number of M&A deals in the U.S. 2019-2020, by deal value

As of August 2020, there were 281 M&A transactions valued at more than one billion U.S. dollars in the United States which were completed over the past year. The overall number of M&A deals in the 12 months ending August 31, 2020 amounted to 12,123, down from 14,247 in the previous year.

M&A deals in the United States

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 170 billion U.S. dollars in August 2020. In the United States, commercial services sector accounted for largest share of merger and acquisition deals in the United States. Yet, deals in the technology services sector had the highest overall transaction value.

In 2019, the largest M&A deal in the United States, which was the acquisition of Celgene Corporation by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, was valued at 74 billion U.S. dollars. Goldman Sachs was the leading M&A advisor in the United States in 2019, managing M&A deals worth approximately 881 billion U.S. dollars.

Number of merger and acquisition transactions in the United States in 2019 and 2020, by deal value

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Release date

September 2020


United States

Survey time period

September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020

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