Leading M&A industries worldwide 1985-2018, by share of deal value

This statistic illustrates the share of merger and acquisition (M&A) deal value worldwide, from 1985 to 2018, by largest industries. According to data provided by the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) the share of deal value in the energy and power industry has fluctuated significantly during the period observed. In 1985 the share of M&A deal value in the energy and power industry amounted to 19.2 percent, by 1995 this had fallen to 9.9 percent, thereafter the share of deal value increased to a peak in 2010 at 19.8 percent.

Share of merger and acquisition (M&A) deal value worldwide from 1985 to 2018*, by largest industries

Energy & powerConsumer products & servicesMedia & entertainmentBiotechnology & pharmaceuticalsSoftware
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Release date

December 2018



Survey time period

1985 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Figures for 2018 are a forecast based on data from October 22nd 2018.
Due to rounding and double counting, figures may not add up to 100 percent.
The leading industries as of 2018 for M&A deal value were tracked backwards to 1985.

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