Leading merger and acquisition deals worldwide in 2018, by value
(in billion U.S. dollars)
Leading M&A transactions globally 2018, by value
This statistic presents the leading global merger and acquisition deals in 2018, by value. The acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc by the Walt Disney Company, announced on June 20, was valued at 85 billion U.S. dollars.
Leading merger and acquisition deals worldwide in 2018, by value
(in billion U.S. dollars)
Target (acquiror, announced date)Value in billion U.S. dollars
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.
(The Walt Disney Company, 20/06/2018)
85.1
Express Scripts Holding Company
(CIGNA Corporation, 08/03/2018)
67
Shire plc
(Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, 08/05/2018)
62.37
Sprint Corporation
(T-Mobile US Inc., 29/04/2018)
59
Sky plc
(Comcast Corporation, 22/09/2018)
47.88
Innogy SE
(E ON Verwaltungs SE, 12/03/2018)
46.53
Andeavor
(Marathon Petroleum Corporation, 30/04/2018)
35.6
Red Hat Inc.
(International Business Machines Corporation, 28/10/2018)
34
Abertis Infraestructuras SA
(Hochtief AG, 19/03/2018)
31.94
Altice USA Inc.
(Shareholders, 08/01/2018)
29.8
Energy Transfer Partners LP
(Energy Transfer Equity LP, 01/08/2018)
27
iBrands Corporation Inc. (13/09/2018)*25
Rockwell Collins Inc.
United Technologies Corporation, 26/11/2018)
23.55
UPC Magyarorszag Telekommunikacios Kft; UPC Romania SRL; Unitymedia GmbH; UPC Ceska Republika SRO
(Vodafone Group plc, 09/05/2018)
21.82
VMware Inc.
(Dell Technologies Inc., 08/09/2018)
21.7
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

*The source describes the iBrands Corporation Inc. deal as a "capital increase".

Leading M&A transactions globally 2018, by value
This statistic presents the leading global merger and acquisition deals in 2018, by value. The acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc by the Walt Disney Company, announced on June 20, was valued at 85 billion U.S. dollars.
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