Largest merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in Europe 2019

The statistic shows ten largest merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, listing the target companies involved in the transactions as well as the year when the deal took place, in Europe. According to data provided by the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) the timeline for the highest valued ten deals listed is between 1999 and 2015, but it is according to the stage of the data in July 2019.

The largest M&A deal during this period was Vodafone AirTouch's acquisition of Mannesmann AG for the price of 204.8 billion euros in 1999. Mannesman A.G. was a German industrial conglomerate, originating in 1890 as the manufacturer of steel pipes. Their particular success in the area of telecommunications was the reason for the takeover by the British company. Second listed in the ranking was SABMiller Plc., acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the multinational beverage and brewing company with global headquarters in Belgium in 2015, for the price of nearly 92 billion euros. SABMiller Plc. was a brewing and beverage company headquartered in Woking near London, United Kingdom. Prior to the acquisition, it was the world's second largest brewer in terms of revenues.

Largest merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in Europe as of 2019, by deal value

Deal value in billion euros
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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

1999 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Latest check of data as of July 2018.

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