Divestitures by UK companies abroad 2005-2018, by geographical region

This statistic shows numbers of divestiture abroad by companies from de United Kingdom (UK) between 2005 and 2018, by the geographical area of divestiture. According to the definition, divestiture is "the partial or full disposal of a business or a business unit through sale, exchange or closure". In 2005, 58 business disposal deals took place in Europe, following an overall decrease, reaching the value of 25 business disposal deals in 2018.

Number of divestitures abroad by United Kingdom (UK) companies from 2005 to 2018, by geographical area

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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2005 to 2018

Special properties

Businesses reporting merger, acquisition & divestiture activity*

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

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 financial press, specialized publications and the (...) Internet. 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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