Acquisitions in the United Kingdom: number of domestic transactions from 2000 to 2019

This statistic presents the numbers of domestic companies acquisitions within the United Kingdom (carried by UK companies within the UK) from 2000 to 2019. 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 2019, there were a total of 911 acquisitions of domestic companies within the United Kingdom.

Number of domestic acquisitions (carried out by UK companies within the United Kingdom) from 2000 to 2019

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Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2000 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The source added the following formation "A new method for compiling M&A statistics was introduced from Q1 2018, and as a consequence there is a discontinuity in the number of transactions reported."

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