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M&A transaction volume in the UK financial sector 2016-2019

In 2019, the financial sector was the United Kingdom’s leading merger and acquisition (UK) industry in terms of volume. Historically, the finance sector accounted for over twelve percent of all deals made in the UK. In terms of overall value of deals, the finance sector was the leading industry, accounting for more than one sixth of deals made between 2000 and 2018.


In 2019, UK companies accounted for over a quarter of the total value of M&A deals Western Europe. On a global scale, the United Kingdom (UK) was the third largest target country, amounting to almost 290 billion U.S dollars in deals.

M&A worldwide

In 2019, the value of mergers and acquisitions worldwide fell from the previous year. The largest deal ever was seen in 1999, which included the acquisition of Mannesmann AG by Vodafone AirTouch Plc for over 200 billion U.S dollars.

Merger and acquisitions (M&A) transaction volume in the financial services sector in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2016 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2016 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Data prior to 2018 was collected from previous report.

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