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Singapore - M&A Statistics

M&A Information about Singapore. IMAA offers a large collection of M&A information for Singapore. In this section, we provide you some information about M&A in, from and into Singapore. The IMAA Insitute offers full individual and corporate members additional prepared research covering a broad range of topics. So, become a full member here.

M&A in Singapore

In this section of the M&A statistics, we collect and regularly update information on national M&A as well as cross-border M&A from (outbound) and into (inbound) Singapore. As a free user or paying member of our Institute, you have full access and can also download more data and documents (please see our Membership section to sign up).

Announced M&A in Singapore by Numbers & Value by Years

Since 1985, more than 16,139 mergers & acquisitions transactions have been announced with a known value of almost 849.67 bil. USD. In 2017, over 925 deals with a total value of over 78 bil. USD have taken place.

 

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Announced Monthly M&A in Singapore

In January 2018, 54 transactions with a value of 2.30 bil. USD which represents a The month with the highest number of deals  was March 2011 with 103 announced deals and a value of 3.75 bil. USD. The month with the highest value was July 2015 with an overall value of 22.7 bil. USD with 82 announced deals.

The month with the highest frequency of deals over time is December with 1,484 deals which represents 11.7% of all M&A. February is the month with the lowest frequency with 1,158 transactions which are 6.5% of all deals.

The month with the highest value of deals is Dezember with 560 bil. USD of deals which represents 12% of all M&A transactions. February is not only the month with the lowest frequency, but also with the lowest value with transactions worth 276 bil. USD which are 5.9% of all deals.

 

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Announced Quarterly M&A in Singapore

 

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Announced M&A in Singapore by Industries (2000-2017)

The industry with the largest M&A activity in terms of transaction value has been the financial sector – representing 16.8% of all deals with a total value of 753 bil. USD. Second most important industry by value is the Materials sector with 558 bil. USD worth of transactions. The Industrial industry reached the third rank with 527 bil. USD of deals.

The industry with the largest number of transactions has been Industrials– representing 14.2% with a total number of over 9’737 transactions. The second most active acquirers are companies from Materials with more than 9’516 deals accounting for 13.8% of transactions. Financials companies are the third most frequent industry in terms of consolidation with 13.8% of all deals.

 

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Largest M&A Deals in Singapore

 

RankDate
Announced
Acquiror NameAcquiror
Nation
Target NameTarget
Nation
Value of
Transaction
($mil)
Value
of Deal
(Euro mil)
Value
of
Deal
in
Pounds
Sterling
Status
1February 1, 2008Shining Prospect Pte LtdSingaporeRio Tinto PLCUnited Kingdom14284.179671.817182.31Completed
2July 9, 2015Petrol Complex Pte LtdSingaporeEssar Oil LtdIndia12907.2511763.8410589.26Completed
3July 14, 2017Nesta Investment Holdings LtdChinaGlobal Logistic Properties LtdSingapore11553.5810132.488929.96Completed
4December 10, 2016QHG Shares Pte LtdSingaporeRosneft Oil CoRussian Fed10776.5510199.658571.18Completed
5December 10, 2007Government of Singapore InvestSingaporeUBS AGSwitzerland9760.426629.284770.26Completed
6March 26, 2001Singapore TelecommunicationsSingaporeCable & Wireless Optus LtAustralia8491.129543.85955.34Completed
7December 1, 2014Investor GroupSingaporeIndCor Properties IncUnited States81006454.085062.18Completed
8March 30, 2007Investor GroupSingaporeAlinta LtdAustralia7500.985545.483786.08Completed
9September 13, 2012TCC Assets LtdBritish VirginFraser & Neave LtdSingapore6896.485177.874346.7Completed
10January 15, 2008Government of Singapore InvestSingaporeCitigroup IncUnited States68804655.013514.87Completed
11April 11, 2001DBS Group Holdings LtdSingaporeDao Heng Bank Group(Guoco)Hong Kong5679.76403.273953.85Completed
12March 21, 2014Mayon Investments Pte LtdSingaporeAS Watson Holdings LtdHong Kong5671.734109.733440.75Completed
13June 29, 2001United Overseas Bank LtdSingaporeOverseas Union Bank LtdSingapore5463.916435.73863.06Completed
14October 25, 2017Investor GroupUnited StatesEquis Energy Dvlps Pte LtdSingapore500042503807.78Completed
15January 6, 2014OCBC Pearl LtdSingaporeWing Hang Bank LtdHong Kong4846.623513.822914.73Completed
16July 29, 2015Global Logistic Properties LtdSingaporeIndustrial Income Tr Inc-USUnited States45504142.782917.23Completed
17December 24, 2007Temasek Hldg Pte LtdSingaporeMerrill Lynch & Co IncUnited States44003056.242224.81Completed
18April 21, 2006PSA Corp LtdSingaporeHutchison Port Holdings LtdHong Kong43883555.632462.54Completed
19July 20, 2012Heineken International BVNetherlandsAsia Pacific Breweries LtdSingapore4336.773514.952763.33Completed
20July 18, 2016Exxon Mobil CorpUnited StatesInterOil CorpSingapore3952.033750.083168.47Completed
21September 7, 2009Advanced Tech Invest Co LLCUtd Arab EmChartered Semiconductor MnfgSingapore3923.222736.062400.99Completed
22June 12, 2001Oversea-Chinese Bkg Corp LtdSingaporeKeppel Capital Holdings LtdSingapore3753.914394.642673.15Completed
23October 18, 2015ShareholdersSingaporeBOC Aviation LtdSingapore3751.053352.692603.45Completed
24April 26, 2004Singapore Power LtdSingaporeTXU Australia LtdAustralia37203147.862099.2Completed
25June 4, 2007Flextronics International LtdSingaporeSolectron CorpUnited States3674.652722.911845.35Completed
26April 19, 2011Investor GroupSingaporeFrac Tech Holdings LLCUnited States35002577.052172.7Completed
27June 29, 2013ShareholdersSingaporeFrasers Centrepoint LtdSingapore3377.442482.762050.29Completed
28March 14, 2008SinoSing Power Pte LtdSingaporeTuas Power LtdSingapore3072.181959.741522.16Completed
29October 2, 2017Global Logistic Properties LtdSingaporeBSREP Bermuda Europe Hldg LtdUnited Kingdom2833.5324002117.26Completed
30January 18, 2011ShareholdersSingaporeHutchison Port Holdings TrustSingapore2833.171997.671745.1Completed
31March 14, 2014St James Holdings LtdSingaporePerennial RE Hldg-AstsChina2781.7919991671.25Completed
32September 5, 2008Lion Power(2008)Pte LtdSingaporeSenoko Power LtdSingapore2762.861937.61570.17Completed
33July 13, 1990InvestorsSingaporeSingapore TelecomSingapore2730.482409.321843.05Completed
34November 7, 2016GIC Private LtdSingaporePointPark Properties Spol sroCzech Republic2661.9324002134.16Completed
35July 27, 2015CM International Holding PteSingaporeSirius International InsuranceBermuda25922294.181827.54Completed
36November 22, 1999Flextronics International LtdSingaporeDII GroupUnited States2591.412512.771599.44Completed
37April 14, 2014Sound Invest Hldg Pte LtdSingaporeCapitaMalls Asia LtdSingapore2545.931872.781515.52Completed
38October 15, 2014Qualcomm Global Trading PteSingaporeCSR PLCUnited Kingdom2438.841926.931533.48Completed
39December 7, 2015CMA CGM SAFranceNeptune Orient Lines LtdSingapore2420.812224.971602.76Completed
40July 29, 2011Investor GroupSingaporeFestival Walk(2011)LtdHong Kong2412.741683.131474.06Completed
41June 4, 2014Frasers Centrepoint LtdSingaporeAustraland Property GroupAustralia2405.81768.51437.58Completed
42October 31, 2000Solectron CorpUnited StatesNatSteel Electronics Pte LtdSingapore2405.72835.231661.16Completed

 


Announced M&A from Singapore to Abroad (Outbound)

In 2017, Singapore companies have announced almost 367 acquisitions worth 23.43 bil. USD. Compared with the year before the numbers have increased by +4.55% and also their value has increased by +13.35%.

 

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Singapore Acquisitions Inbound by Target Nation (2000-2017)

Below you will find a map of the number and value of transactions by foreign companies into Singapore as well as a table of these countries. Most acquirors come from Malaysia and the United States. The UK ranks 8th in terms of frequency of deals and Germany 14th.

Singapore M& Inbound by Numbers

Singapore M&A Inbound Value (in bil. USD)

 

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Biggest Outbound Deals (Table)

RankDate
Announced
Acquiror NameAcquiror
Nation
Target NameTarget
Nation
Value of
Transaction
($mil)
Value
of Deal
(Euro mil)
Value
of
Deal
in
Pounds
Sterling
Status
1February 1, 2008Shining Prospect Pte LtdSingaporeRio Tinto PLCUnited Kingdom14284.179671.817182.31Completed
2July 9, 2015Petrol Complex Pte LtdSingaporeEssar Oil LtdIndia12907.2511763.8410589.26Completed
3July 14, 2017Nesta Investment Holdings LtdChinaGlobal Logistic Properties LtdSingapore11553.5810132.488929.96Completed
4December 10, 2016QHG Shares Pte LtdSingaporeRosneft Oil CoRussian Fed10776.5510199.658571.18Completed
5November 15, 2012OUE Baytown Pte LtdSingaporeFraser & Neave LtdSingapore10693.498365.516740.3Withdrawn
6December 10, 2007Government of Singapore InvestSingaporeUBS AGSwitzerland9760.426629.284770.26Completed
7March 26, 2001Singapore TelecommunicationsSingaporeCable & Wireless Optus LtAustralia8491.129543.85955.34Completed
8October 25, 2010Singapore Exchange LtdSingaporeASX LtdAustralia8304.695944.495278.85Withdrawn
9December 1, 2014Investor GroupSingaporeIndCor Properties IncUnited States81006454.085062.18Completed
10March 30, 2007Investor GroupSingaporeAlinta LtdAustralia7500.985545.483786.08Completed
11September 13, 2012TCC Assets LtdBritish VirginFraser & Neave LtdSingapore6896.485177.874346.7Completed
12January 15, 2008Government of Singapore InvestSingaporeCitigroup IncUnited States68804655.013514.87Completed
13April 11, 2001DBS Group Holdings LtdSingaporeDao Heng Bank Group(Guoco)Hong Kong5679.76403.273953.85Completed
14March 21, 2014Mayon Investments Pte LtdSingaporeAS Watson Holdings LtdHong Kong5671.734109.733440.75Completed
15June 29, 2001United Overseas Bank LtdSingaporeOverseas Union Bank LtdSingapore5463.916435.73863.06Completed
16June 23, 2001DBS Group Holdings LtdSingaporeOverseas Union Bank LtdSingapore5181.756044.973668.76Withdrawn
17October 25, 2017Investor GroupUnited StatesEquis Energy Dvlps Pte LtdSingapore500042503807.78Completed
18April 2, 2012DBS Group Holdings LtdSingaporePT Bank Danamon Indonesia TbkIndonesia4970.473739.263102.28Withdrawn
19January 6, 2014OCBC Pearl LtdSingaporeWing Hang Bank LtdHong Kong4846.623513.822914.73Completed
20July 29, 2015Global Logistic Properties LtdSingaporeIndustrial Income Tr Inc-USUnited States45504142.782917.23Completed
21December 24, 2007Temasek Hldg Pte LtdSingaporeMerrill Lynch & Co IncUnited States44003056.242224.81Completed
22April 21, 2006PSA Corp LtdSingaporeHutchison Port Holdings LtdHong Kong43883555.632462.54Completed
23July 20, 2012Heineken International BVNetherlandsAsia Pacific Breweries LtdSingapore4336.773514.952763.33Completed
24July 18, 2016Exxon Mobil CorpUnited StatesInterOil CorpSingapore3952.033750.083168.47Completed
25September 7, 2009Advanced Tech Invest Co LLCUtd Arab EmChartered Semiconductor MnfgSingapore3923.222736.062400.99Completed
26October 22, 1999UEM BhdMalaysiaCentral Limit Order Book IntlSingapore3800.273526.272271.93Withdrawn
27June 12, 2001Oversea-Chinese Bkg Corp LtdSingaporeKeppel Capital Holdings LtdSingapore3753.914394.642673.15Completed
28October 18, 2015ShareholdersSingaporeBOC Aviation LtdSingapore3751.053352.692603.45Completed
29April 26, 2004Singapore Power LtdSingaporeTXU Australia LtdAustralia37203147.862099.2Completed
30June 4, 2007Flextronics International LtdSingaporeSolectron CorpUnited States3674.652722.911845.35Completed
31April 19, 2011Investor GroupSingaporeFrac Tech Holdings LLCUnited States35002577.052172.7Completed
32May 2, 2007Rowsley LtdSingaporePerfect Field Investment IncChina3481.062561.351750.24Withdrawn
33June 29, 2013ShareholdersSingaporeFrasers Centrepoint LtdSingapore3377.442482.762050.29Completed
34March 14, 2008SinoSing Power Pte LtdSingaporeTuas Power LtdSingapore3072.181959.741522.16Completed
35October 2, 2017Global Logistic Properties LtdSingaporeBSREP Bermuda Europe Hldg LtdUnited Kingdom2833.5324002117.26Completed
36January 18, 2011ShareholdersSingaporeHutchison Port Holdings TrustSingapore2833.171997.671745.1Completed
37March 14, 2014St James Holdings LtdSingaporePerennial RE Hldg-AstsChina2781.7919991671.25Completed
38September 5, 2008Lion Power(2008)Pte LtdSingaporeSenoko Power LtdSingapore2762.861937.61570.17Completed
39July 13, 1990InvestorsSingaporeSingapore TelecomSingapore2730.482409.321843.05Completed
40November 7, 2016GIC Private LtdSingaporePointPark Properties Spol sroCzech Republic2661.9324002134.16Completed
41July 27, 2015CM International Holding PteSingaporeSirius International InsuranceBermuda25922294.181827.54Completed
42November 22, 1999Flextronics International LtdSingaporeDII GroupUnited States2591.412512.771599.44Completed
43April 14, 2014Sound Invest Hldg Pte LtdSingaporeCapitaMalls Asia LtdSingapore2545.931872.781515.52Completed
44June 6, 2016Qatar Investment AuthorityQatarBlackRock Inc-Asia Sq Tower 1Singapore2506.272204.511731.68Pending
45July 24, 2017Investor GroupSingaporeGrab Taxi Holdings Pte LtdSingapore25002142.51924.11Pending
46October 15, 2014Qualcomm Global Trading PteSingaporeCSR PLCUnited Kingdom2438.841926.931533.48Completed
47December 7, 2015CMA CGM SAFranceNeptune Orient Lines LtdSingapore2420.812224.971602.76Completed
48July 29, 2011Investor GroupSingaporeFestival Walk(2011)LtdHong Kong2412.741683.131474.06Completed
49June 4, 2014Frasers Centrepoint LtdSingaporeAustraland Property GroupAustralia2405.81768.51437.58Completed
50October 31, 2000Solectron CorpUnited StatesNatSteel Electronics Pte LtdSingapore2405.72835.231661.16Completed

 


M&A by Foreign Acquirers into Singapore (Inbound)

In 2017, 305 deals by foreign companies into Singapore have been announced. Compared with the year before the numbers have increased by 15.96% and also their value has increased by 123.53%.

 

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Map of Outbound Acquisition by Target Nation (2000-2017)

Below you will find maps of the numbers and value of transactions from Singapore companies abroad. Most frequent target nations are China, Malaysia and Indonesia. Germany ranks 20th in terms of frequency of deals lower than UK which ranks 8th.

Outbound by Numbers

Outbound by Value (in bil. USD)

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Largest Inbound Deals into Singapore

 

RankDate
Announced
Acquiror NameAcquiror
Nation
Target NameTarget
Nation
Value of
Transaction
($mil)
Value
of Deal
(Euro mil)
Value
of
Deal
in
Pounds
Sterling
Status
1July 14, 2017Nesta Investment Holdings LtdChinaGlobal Logistic Properties LtdSingapore11553.5810132.488929.96Completed
2September 13, 2012TCC Assets LtdBritish VirginFraser & Neave LtdSingapore6896.485177.874346.7Completed
3October 25, 2017Investor GroupUnited StatesEquis Energy Dvlps Pte LtdSingapore500042503807.78Completed
4July 20, 2012Heineken International BVNetherlandsAsia Pacific Breweries LtdSingapore4336.773514.952763.33Completed
5July 18, 2016Exxon Mobil CorpUnited StatesInterOil CorpSingapore3952.033750.083168.47Completed
6September 7, 2009Advanced Tech Invest Co LLCUtd Arab EmChartered Semiconductor MnfgSingapore3923.222736.062400.99Completed
8March 14, 2008SinoSing Power Pte LtdSingaporeTuas Power LtdSingapore3072.181959.741522.16Completed
12September 5, 2008Lion Power(2008)Pte LtdSingaporeSenoko Power LtdSingapore2762.861937.61570.17Completed
13December 7, 2015CMA CGM SAFranceNeptune Orient Lines LtdSingapore2420.812224.971602.76Completed
14October 31, 2000Solectron CorpUnited StatesNatSteel Electronics Pte LtdSingapore2405.72835.231661.16Completed
15May 27, 2010Integrated Healthcare HoldingsMalaysiaParkway Holdings LtdSingapore2379.711831.91537.08Completed
17December 2, 2008YTL Power International BhdMalaysiaPowerSeraya LtdSingapore2356.641853.021579.62Completed
18July 18, 2012Thai Beverage PCLThailandFraser & Neave LtdSingapore2210.731799.971412.42Completed
19July 20, 2012Heineken International BVNetherlandsAsia Pacific Breweries LtdSingapore2009.51628.71280.42Completed
21October 29, 2007Dubai Drydocks World LLCUtd Arab EmLabroy Marine LtdSingapore1597.931108.01777.77Completed
24November 8, 2016Athena Investment Co (Cayman)Cayman IslandsARA Asset Management LtdSingapore1278.11156.681031.14Completed
25July 1, 2008Arcapita Group Holdings LtdBahrainJTC Corp-Indl Ppty PortfolioSingapore1255.69794.85629.48Completed
26March 26, 2008MayBankMalaysiaSorak Finl Holdings Pte LtdSingapore1255.69889.15704.14Completed
27May 25, 2009PetroChina Intl(SG)Pte LtdSingaporeSingapore Petroleum Co LtdSingapore1213.52865.97762.5Completed
28February 17, 2015Kintetsu World Express IncJapanAPL Logistics LtdSingapore12001051.56781.96Completed
29December 26, 2017Bk of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ LtdJapanPT Bank Danamon Indonesia TbkIndonesia1174.74984.24878.77Completed
30June 26, 2007Global A&T Electronics LtdCayman IslandsUnited Test & Assembly CenterSingapore1172.29870.66586.82Completed
31May 27, 2014IBC Capital LtdUnited StatesGoodpack LtdSingapore1114.24817.07662.96Completed
32April 29, 2003Malaysia Intl Shipping CorpMalaysiaAmerican Eagle Tankers IncSingapore1100992.6689.87Completed
33August 28, 2015Mitsubishi CorpJapanOlam International LtdSingapore1090.89970.24708.1Completed
34December 6, 2010Advantest CorpJapanVerigy LtdSingapore1078.53822.38699.3Completed
35March 24, 2012Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome SPAVJapanGIC RE-Fukuoka Yahoo! JAPANJapan1056.96796.57666.18Completed
36November 3, 2016Sapphire Investments BVNetherlandsSuper Group LtdSingapore1046.8943.38851.13Completed
37July 18, 2005Colony HR Acquisitions LLCUnited StatesRaffles Hotel LtdSingapore1020.47846.48583.66Completed
38May 25, 2009PetroChina Intl(SG)Pte LtdSingaporeSingapore Petroleum Co LtdSingapore1015.92723.84637.78Completed
39April 12, 2016Alibaba Group Holding LtdChinaLazada South East Asia Pte LtdSingapore999.94876.75702.45Completed
40April 9, 2017HNA Belt & Road InvestsSingaporeCWT LtdSingapore996.02939.84805.06Completed
41July 26, 2010Kirin Holdings Co LtdJapanFraser & Neave LtdSingapore974.65755.45632.31Completed
42December 15, 2006Bank of China LtdChinaSingapore Aircraft LeasingSingapore965733.57492.07Completed
43May 21, 2015Investor GroupHong KongGlobal Logistic Properties LtdSingapore963.5868.69620.73Completed
44December 12, 2012Barry Callebaut AGSwitzerlandPetra Foods-Cocoa IngredientsSingapore950726.66588.67Completed
45October 9, 2014Norges Bk Invest MgmtNorwayBOA Merill Lynch Finl CentreUnited Kingdom938.64739.65582.5Completed
46June 15, 2001Celestica IncCanadaOmni Industries LtdSingapore926.251075.65660.99Completed
47October 24, 2016ams AGAustriaHeptagon AdvancedSingapore881.19818.45703.49Completed
48September 24, 2014Investor GroupChinaGlobal Logistic Properties LtdSingapore875684.69535.59Completed
49July 31, 2017Investor GroupAustraliaMersin International PortTurkey869.06739.4661.89Completed
50January 19, 2006Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & CoUnited StatesFlextronics Software Sys LtdIndia850702.18484.97Completed


Announced M&A from the UK into Singapore

Since 1985, UK companies have announced almost 260 acquisitions in Singapore with a total value of 6.17 bil. GBP or 3.81 bil. USD. Last year 9 deals had been announced which is an decrease of -47% compared to 2016.

 

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Announced M&A from Singapore to the UK

Since 1988, companies from Singapore have announced more than 296 acquisitions with a total value of 31.94 bil. USD. Last year 19 deals had been announced which is an decrease of -20.8% compared to 2016. The value of 58.92 bil USD in 2017 is a decrease of -46.89%.

 

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Announced M&A from the US into Singapore

Since 1985, US companies have announced almost 506 acquisitions with a total value of 47.21 bil. USD. Last year 32 deals had been announced wich is an increase of +60% compared to 2016. The value of 9.03 bil. USD in 2017 represents an increase of more than +53.13%.

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Announced M&A from Singapore to the US

Since 1985, companies from Singapore have announced more than 619 acquisitions with a total value of 87.08 bil. USD. Last year 63 transaction have been announced which represents an increase of +75% compared to 2016. Value almost trippled with an increase of 168% in bil. USD.

 

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

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