M&A transaction volume in the UK financial sector 2016 to 2018

Merger and acquisitions (M&A) transaction volume in financial sector in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2016 to 2018

by James Cherowbrier, last edited May 22, 2019
M&A transaction volume in the UK financial sector 2016 to 2018 In 2018, 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 ten 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.
UK M&A

In 2018, 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 over 400 billion U.S dollars in deals. Foreign acquirers acquired almost 1.3 thousand UK companies during 2018.

M&A worldwide

In 2018, the value of mergers and acquisitions worldwide amounted to approximately 3.9 trillion U.S dollars, the highest value seen since 2015. 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.
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Merger and acquisitions (M&A) transaction volume in financial sector in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2016 to 2018

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M&A deal volume
20182,224
20172,119
20161,900
M&A deal volume
20182,224
20172,119
20161,900
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by James Cherowbrier, last edited May 22, 2019
In 2018, 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 ten 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.
UK M&A

In 2018, 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 over 400 billion U.S dollars in deals. Foreign acquirers acquired almost 1.3 thousand UK companies during 2018.

M&A worldwide

In 2018, the value of mergers and acquisitions worldwide amounted to approximately 3.9 trillion U.S dollars, the highest value seen since 2015. 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.
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