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Forecast of the most active merger and acquisition industries in the U.S. 2016

Which industries do you think will be the most active in M&A in 2016?

by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 31, 2015
Forecast of the most active merger and acquisition industries in the U.S. 2016 This statistic presents a forecast of the most active M&A industries in the United States in 2016. During the survey period, 60 percent of the M&A professionals stated that the pharmaceuticals/biotechnology industry would be most active on the mergers and acquisitions market in the United States in 2016.
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.
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Which industries do you think will be the most active in M&A in 2016?

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