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Biggest all-time M&A transactions Germany 2020

Both Bayer AG and Deutsche Telekom AG feature three times each in the list of largest all-time mergers and acquisitions in Germany. However, the largest all-time M&A deal was Vodafone AirTouch's (UK) 1999 acquisition of Mannesmann AG (DE) for 202.8 billion U.S. dollars, or 204.8 billion euros. This was almost four time larger than the second largest deal which was Bayer AG's acquisition of Monsanto Co, which was valued at approximately 56.6 billion U.S. dollars or 49.8 billion euros.

Largest merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in Germany as of December 2020, by deal value

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Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA)
Release date

January 2021



Survey time period

As of December 2020

Special properties

any acquisitions involving a German company were included

Supplementary notes

Also includes deals still pending.

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