Acquisitions in the United Kingdom: number of domestic transactions from 2003 to 2018

This statistic presents the numbers of domestic companies acquisitions within the United Kingdom (carried by UK companies within the UK) in a yearly perspective from 2003 to 2018. The term acquisition refers to a process in which one company takes ownership and control of another company. The number of domestic acquisitions reached their peak in 2018 with 960 acquisitions. In comparison, during 2017, there were a total of 364 acquisitions of domestic companies within the United Kingdom.

Number of domestic acquisitions (carried out by UK companies within the United Kingdom) from 2003 to 2018

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Release date

September 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2003 to 2018

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