Mergers and Acquisitions - Statistics & Facts

Published by M. Szmigiera, Nov 21, 2018
With the belief that two companies together are more valuable than when existing separately, individual companies often consolidate with a target of achieving greater efficiency and market share through merger and acquisition deals (M&A). Although the terms “merger” and “acquisition” are often used interchangeably, they represent different methods of company consolidation processes. A merger is a combination of two companies to form a new company, while an acquisition, called a hostile takeover, is the purchase of one company by another, in which no new company is formed.

The value of global mergers and acquisitions deals reached 3.24 trillion U.S. dollars in 2016. In 2017, the United States proved to be the largest M&A market worldwide, with merger and acquisition deals amounting to approximately 1.37 trillion U.S. dollars. As far as the industry sectors are concerned, the highest value of M&A deals was signed in the financial sector.

Merger and acquisition transactions, due to complexity of the whole process, are managed by financial advisory companies. Goldman Sachs was the leading M&A advisor in both the United States and Europe, in terms of value of M&A transactions in which it assisted.

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