Austria - M&A Statistics

M&A Information about Austria. In this section, we provide you some information about M&A with regards to national transactions within Austria and cross-border M&A from and to Austria. The IMAA Insitute offers full individual and corporate members additional prepared research covering a broad range of topics.

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M&A Austria – Mergers & Acquisitions Austria

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

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

Since 1991, more than 6’900 mergers & acquisitions transactions have been announced with a known value of 200 bil. EUR. In 2016, over 280  deals with a total value of over 8 bil. EUR have taken place.  

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Announced Monthly M&A in Austria

In January 2016, 26 transactions with a value of 278 mil. EUR have been announced. Compared with January last year, this represents a increase of +30% in terms of numbers. The month with the highest number of deals  was Jannuary 2008 with 51 announced deals and the month with highest value was July 2007 with 13.4 bil. EUR.  

The month with the highest frequency of deals is July with 678 deals which represents 9.7% of all M&A. February is the month with the lowest frequency with 522 transactions which are 7.5% of the deals. 

The month with the highest value of deals is July with 33.25 bil. EUR of deals which represents 16.5% of all M&A transactions. April is the month with the lowest value with transactions worth 8.49 bil. EUR which are 4.2% of all deals.  
 

Announced Quarterly M&A in Austria


Announced M&A in Austria by Industries (2000-2016)

The industry with the largest M&A activity in terms of transaction value has been the financial sector – representing 26.5% of all deals with a total value of 46 bil. EUR. Second most important industry by value is the Energy & Power sector with 42 bil. EUR worth of transactions. The Real Estate industry reached the third rank with 24 bil. EUR of deals.

The industry with the largest number of transactions has been Industrials– representing 19.2% with a total number of over 1023 transactions. The second most active acquirers are companies from High Technology with more than 648 deals accounting for 12.1% of transactions. Materials companies are the third most frequent industry in terms of consolidation with 11.9% of all deals. 

Largest M&A Deals in Austria

Rank DateAcquirorNationTargetNationValue (in bil. USD)Value (in bil.EUR)Value (in bil GBP)Status
107.22.2000Bayerische Hypo- und VereinsGermanyBank Austria AGAustria7.327.814.82Completed
212.20.2005Erste Group Bank AGAustriaBanca Comerciala RomanaRomania4.703.742.53Completed
308.13.2009Volkswagen AGGermanyPorsche Holding GmbHAustria4.553.302.82Completed
412.15.2006Investor GroupUnited StatesBAWAGAustria4.213.202.15Completed
508.08.1997
Lafarge SA
France
Perlmooser Zementwerke AG
Austria
3.633.432.29Completed
603.29.2007voestalpine AGAustriaBoehler-Uddeholm AGAustria3.492.581.77Completed
710.30.2008AustriaAustriaErste Group Bank AGAustria3.482.702.12Pending
808.19.2013OMV AGAustriaStatoil ASA-Gullfaks FieldNorway3.152.362.01Completed
906.15.2004Investor GroupAustriaBUWOG,WAG,Linzer,VillacherAustria2.922.401.59Completed
1006.12.2005Unicredito Italiano SpAItalyBank Austria Creditanstalt AGAustria2.542.101.40Completed

Announced M&A from Austria to Abroad (Outbound)

In 2016, Austrian companies have announced almost 114 acquisitions worth 2.4 bil.EUR. Compared with the year before the numbers have increased by +29.5% and also their value has increased by +200%. 


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Austria Acquisitions Abroad by Target Nation (2000-2016)

Below you will find a map of the number and value of transactions by Austrian companies abroad as well as a table of these countries. Austrian companies acquire most companies in Germany, Hungary, and Switzerland. The United States ranks 6th in terms of frequency of deals (see additional information on US – Austria M&A below) while UK which ranks 14th. 

Austria M&A Abroad by Numbers

Austria M&A Abroad by Value (in bil. EUR)


M&A by Foreign Acquirers into Austria (Inbound)

In 2016, 94 deals by foreign companies into Austria have been announced. Compared with the year before the numbers have decreased by -2% and their value has increased by –121%.  
 


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Acquisitions by Foreign Companies into Austria by Acquirer Nation (2000-2016)

Below you will find maps of the numbers and value of transactions from foreign companies in Austria . Most frequent acquirers into Austria come from Germany, the United States, Switzerland and the UK.

Map of Foreign M&A into Austria by Numbers

Map of Foreign M&A into Austria by Value (in bil. EUR)


Announced M&A from Austria into the US

Since 1991, Austrian companies have announced more than 100 acquisitions in the US with a total value of over 2.6 bil. EUR. Last year 8 deals had been announced which is a decrease of -20% compared to 2015.

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Announced M&A from the US into Austria

Since 1991, companies from the US have announced more than 188 acquisitions with a total value of over 6.9 bil. EUR. Last year 11 deals had been announced with a value of 600 mil. EUR.

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Announced M&A from Austria into Germany

Since 1991, companies from Austria have announced more than 731 acquisitions in Germany with a total value of more than 10.8 bil. EUR. Last year 36 deals had been announced which is an increase of +38.5% compared to 2015.

Announced M&A from Germany into Austria

Since 1991, German companies have announced more than 765 acquisitions in Austria with a total value of over 24.6 bil. EUR. Last year 28 deals had been announced which is a decrease of -12.5% compared to 2015.

Announced M&A from Austria into China and Hong Kong

Since 1910, companies from Austria have announced almost 18 acquisitions in China and Hong Kong with a total value of 0.172 bil. EUR.

Announced M&A from China and Hong Kong into Austria

Since 1910, companies from China and Hong Kong have announced almost 14 acquisitions in Austria with a total value of 0.252 bil. EUR.

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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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