M&A industry sectors – additional information
The industry sectors which are expected to be most active in 2016 when it comes to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) include technology, followed by pharmaceuticals/biotechnology and healthcare providers among others. The last part of 2016 showed high numbers of M&A deals within commercial services, followed by deals in technology services and then finance.
Regarding value, the value of M&A in consumer services was highest, but it is followed by industrial services, finance and then electronic technology which came fourth. In 2015 there were more M&A in technology than the industry has seen in the past ten years. Furthermore, these deals far exceeded the value of previous M&A in technology.