M&A deal value in EMEA countries Q2 2018, by target sector

EMEA region: Merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions value as of 2nd quarter 2018*, by target sector (in billion U.S. dollars)

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Jul 4, 2019
M&A deal value in EMEA countries Q2 2018, by target sector This statistic illustrates the total value of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region as of the 2nd quarter of 2018, broken down by the target sector of the investment. It can be seen that the merger and acquisition transactions of highest value were carried out in the sector of Media and entertainment, with a total of approximately 185.9 billion U.S dollars of M&A activity recorded at that time. Ranked second during this period was the consumer staples sector, with total M&A activity amounting to roughly 143.3 billion U.S. dollars. The sector with the lowest amount of M&A activity was consumer products and services, with total activity hitting 22 billion U.S. dollars as of the time of ranking.
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EMEA region: Merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions value as of 2nd quarter 2018*, by target sector (in billion U.S. dollars)

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Deal value in billion U.S. dollars
Media and Entertainment185.9
Consumer Staples143.3
Energy and power141.2
Healthcare137.7
Industrials123.2
Telecommunications100.8
Financials64.1
High technology45.7
Materials45.2
Real Estate43.2
Retail28.8
Consumer products & services22
Deal value in billion U.S. dollars
Media and Entertainment185.9
Consumer Staples143.3
Energy and power141.2
Healthcare137.7
Industrials123.2
Telecommunications100.8
Financials64.1
High technology45.7
Materials45.2
Real Estate43.2
Retail28.8
Consumer products & services22
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by James Cherowbrier, last edited Jul 4, 2019
This statistic illustrates the total value of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region as of the 2nd quarter of 2018, broken down by the target sector of the investment. It can be seen that the merger and acquisition transactions of highest value were carried out in the sector of Media and entertainment, with a total of approximately 185.9 billion U.S dollars of M&A activity recorded at that time. Ranked second during this period was the consumer staples sector, with total M&A activity amounting to roughly 143.3 billion U.S. dollars. The sector with the lowest amount of M&A activity was consumer products and services, with total activity hitting 22 billion U.S. dollars as of the time of ranking.
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