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Number and Value of M&A by Industry

 

Aerospace & Defense Automobiles & Components Banking Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Chemicals Consumer Products & Services Containers & Packaging Energy & Power
Healthcare Equipment & Supplies Insurances IT Consulting & Services Machinery
Media & Entertainment Retail Software Telecommunications

 

Overview: Number of Mergers & Acquisitions by Industry since 1985

In terms of number of transactions, most of the deals happen in the industrial sector. More than 125’000 transactions have been announced since 1985 with a known value of almost 6’000 bil. USD. With 118’000 M&A deals high technology comes in second rank with 5’000 bil. USD. The financials sector comes third in terms of number of combinations with more than 111’000 transactions with a value of 10’800 bil. USD.


 

Overview: Value of Mergers & Acquisitions by Industry since 1985

In terms of value of transactions, most of the deals happen in financial sector in total valued with more than 10’800 bil. The energy & power industry has experienced announced combinations of over 9’000 bil. USD. The materials sector has reached over 6’100 bil. USD.


 

Number and Value of M&A by Target Industry (1985-2016)

 

RankIndustryNumberValue (bil. USD)Value (bil. EUR)
1Metals & Mining48963
3060.03
2434.32
2Professional Services46900
1094.98
914.86
3Other Financials35446
1388.22
1146.45
4Food and Beverage34577
2326.47
1966.13
5Software34362
1049.16
898.27
6Building/Construction & Engineering

33208
758.01
629.42
7Oil & Gas
32903
4891.34
4044.55
8Banks27932
5072.24
4298.55
9Transportation & Infrastructure27577
1995.43
1652.94
10Machinery26093
891.06
752.26
11IT Consulting & Services24648
702.17
594.64
12Internet Software & Services21642
911.87
767.59
13Other Consumer Products20836
808.01
688.18
14Chemicals19930
1594.49
1357.58
15Other Industrials18722
636.24
539.62
16Non Residential
18347
1830.09
1487.68
17Insurance
18024
2093.54
1779.69
18Publishing17488
704.39
613.01
19Automobiles & Components17089
1125.88
953.69
20Food & Beverage Retailing15702
1033.16
872.94
21Healthcare Equipment & Supplies15612
1093.01
891.61
22Other Real Estate15436
1017.43
826.73
23Textiles & Apparel14525
395.49
335.33
24Healthcare Providers & Services (HMOs)
13909
773.88
643.44
25Hotels and Lodging13846
809.67
677.67
26Electronics
13808
552.31
468.91
27Power13687
2666.72
2197.14
28Advertising & Marketing12983
296.25
252.60
29Asset Management12542
665.22
541.36
30Construction Materials11645
601.36
506.77
31Pharmaceuticals11509
2719.03
2274.45
32Computers & Peripherals10504
792.41
680.87
33Telecommunications Services10277
2538.91
2198.10
34Other Retailing9980
455.05
373.07
35Agriculture & Livestock9383
268.06
223.72
36Brokerage8812
813.18
681.41
37Semiconductors8727
815.86
710.36
38Water and Waste Management
7855
411.60
345.84
39Motion Pictures / Audio Visual7822
795.56
704.92
40Broadcasting
7758
810.19
711.75
41Paper & Forest Products7657
514.41
446.03
42Recreation & Leisure7363
315.34
262.27
43Containers & Packaging7297
325.50
277.60
44Real Estate Management & Development7199
286.65
235.37
45Telecommunications Equipment6650
528.38
474.24
46Credit Institutions5798
637.28
550.17
47Home Furnishings5455
128.40
111.35
48Wireless5349
2127.01
1844.82
49Other Materials5184
102.41
87.01
50Hospitals
4808
317.31
259.19
51Employment Services
4794
79.03
65.65
52Educational Services4749
83.38
68.01
53Automotive Retailing4660
87.91
74.17
54REITs4528
961.06
795.43
55Biotechnology4405
461.61
365.91
56Aerospace & Defense4300
540.64
470.46
57Travel Services4228
124.32
106.94
58E-commerce / B2B
4065
157.45
131.94
59Cable
3890
1349.63
1177.38
60Household & Personal Products3855
224.41
184.81
61Other Energy & Power3823
163.65
136.10
62Residential3623
308.10
255.07
63Alternative Energy Sources
3508
198.00
159.57
64Internet and Catalog Retailing3169
113.07
95.44
65Apparel Retailing2990
129.05
104.77
66Discount and Department Store Retailing2695
414.58
347.72
67Computers & Electronics Retailing2526
88.27
72.56
68Petrochemicals2500
497.35
430.64
69Legal Services2164
4.35
3.46
70Home Improvement Retailing2140
98.79
84.48
71Alternative Financial Investments2131
75.08
58.86
72Pipelines1821
234.67
206.24
73Other Telecom1270
270.48
237.92
74Casinos & Gaming1248
284.94
234.42
75Diversified Financials860
64.90
56.08
76Tobacco702
529.40
417.89
77Public Administration570
11.33
9.47
78Other High Technology496
22.01
18.11
79Space and Satellites426
127.32
112.50
80Other Media & Entertainment395
7.20
6.15
81National Agency102
11.82
10.51
82Government Sponsored Enterprises70
3.32
2.98
83City Agency66
1.68
1.45
84Regional Agency602.45
1.99
85Supranational260.24
0.16
86City Government220.08
0.06
87Other Government and Agencies18
3.95
3.55
88Other Healthcare123.49
2.84
89Regional Government80.01
0.01
90Industrial Conglomerates721.28
18.78
91National Government60.01
0.01

 

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Unless otherwise stated source for all statistics is: Thomson Financial, Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) analysis.