Number of merger and acquisition transactions in the United States in 2016, by deal value

Number of M&A deals in the U.S. 2016, by deal value The statistic presents the number of M&A deals in the United States as of December 2016, by deal value. In that year, there were 316 M&A transactions valued at more than one billion U.S. dollars in the United States. The overall number of M&A deals as of December 2016 amounted to 12,524.
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.
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Deal value in million U.S. dollarsNumber of deals
More than 1,000316
500 to 999215
250 to 499.9317
100 to 249.9498
50 to 99.9387
25 to 49.9370
10 to 24.9427
Under 10820
Undisclosed9,174
Total12,524
Deal value in million U.S. dollarsNumber of deals
More than 1,000316
500 to 999215
250 to 499.9317
100 to 249.9498
50 to 99.9387
25 to 49.9370
10 to 24.9427
Under 10820
Undisclosed9,174
Total12,524
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The statistic presents the number of M&A deals in the United States as of December 2016, by deal value. In that year, there were 316 M&A transactions valued at more than one billion U.S. dollars in the United States. The overall number of M&A deals as of December 2016 amounted to 12,524.
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.
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Release date
January 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 31, 2016

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