Acquisitions in the United Kingdom: value of foreign transactions 2011-2019

This statistic illustrates the total value of acquisitions carried out abroad by companies in the United Kingdom (UK) from the second quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of 2019. The source specifies that for an acquisition to be included in the results it has to have been a transaction with a value of one million British pounds or greater. It can be seen that the value of foreign acquisitions by United Kingdom companies fluctuated during the period under observation, reaching approximately 1.46 billion British pounds of acquisitions abroad as of the second quarter of 2019.

Total value of acquisitions abroad (carried out by UK companies abroad) from the 2nd quarter 2011 to the 2nd quarter of 2019

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2nd quarter of 2011 to 2nd quarter of 2019

Special properties

businesses reporting merger&acquisition activity*

Supplementary notes

*The source adds the following information: "The M&A surveys are sampled on a continual daily basis. The population of transactions is identified through the process of scrutinizing the financial press, specialized publications and the Internet (websites specializing in information on mergers and acquisitions and also the websites of businesses regularly engaged in merger and acquisition activity). The M&A surveys are unique as these are not sample surveys. They are categorized as being ongoing census surveys with a threshold cut-off for each transaction of £1.0 million on current price basis. Statutory questionnaires are dispatched to businesses when there is initial evidence, from the press and media sources of information that they have relevant transactions on which to report. The business approached is usually the purchaser." More detailed information regarding methodology can be found here.

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Statistics on "Mergers and acquisitions in the United Kingdom (UK) and the Republic of Ireland"

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