M&A transaction volume in the UK in 2017-2018, by sector

Sector distribution of merger and acquisitions (M&A) transaction volume in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017 and 2018

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Feb 1, 2019
M&A transaction volume in the UK in 2017-2018, by sector The statistic illustrates the distribution of main merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, by the deal volume, in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2017 and 2018, broken down by business sector. It can be seen that the financial services sector was the leading business sector in the UK, with a total number of deals amounting over 2.2 thousand in 2018. The infocomms and manufacturing sectors completed the top three, with total merger and acquisition transaction volumes of 1.6 thousand and 1.57 thousand deals respectively in 2018.
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Sector distribution of merger and acquisitions (M&A) transaction volume in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017 and 2018

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20172018
Financial services2,0702,224
Infocomms1,4701,598
Manufacturing1,5071,573
Professional Services1,2841,403
Wholesale and retail1,1661,227
Support services765795
Real estate551666
Construction459517
Health291342
Mining and quarrying356306
20172018
Financial services2,0702,224
Infocomms1,4701,598
Manufacturing1,5071,573
Professional Services1,2841,403
Wholesale and retail1,1661,227
Support services765795
Real estate551666
Construction459517
Health291342
Mining and quarrying356306
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by James Cherowbrier, last edited Feb 1, 2019
The statistic illustrates the distribution of main merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, by the deal volume, in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2017 and 2018, broken down by business sector. It can be seen that the financial services sector was the leading business sector in the UK, with a total number of deals amounting over 2.2 thousand in 2018. The infocomms and manufacturing sectors completed the top three, with total merger and acquisition transaction volumes of 1.6 thousand and 1.57 thousand deals respectively in 2018.
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