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M&A Statistics – Number and Value and Largest M&A Transactions by Region

In this section, you find M&A statistics like Number & Value and Largest Transactions by region. We also report similar information for various Transaction Types, Industries, and Countries (please select the tab above).

Number & ValueLargest Transactions
WorldwideWorldwide
North AmericaNorth America
EuropeEurope
Western EuropeWestern Europe
Eastern EuropeEastern Europe
Asia-PacificAsia-Pacific
South East AsiaSouth East Asia
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Middle East & North Africa (MENA)Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
South AmericaSouth America

Number & Value of M&A Worldwide

Since 2000, more than 790’000 transactions have been announced worldwide with a known value of over 57 trillion USD. In 2018, the number of deals has decreased by 8% to about 49’000 transactions, while their value has increased by 4% to 3.8 trillion USD.

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Largest M&A Transactions Worldwide

The latest trasnactions to make it into the global top 10 transactions was Walt Disney’s acquistion of 21st Century Fox for 84 bil. USD in 2017 and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s acquisition of Celgene (see table below). Last year, two transactions got on the list of the top 50 (available as a download), nameley Cigna’s acquisition of Express Scripts, Tadeka Pharmaceutical’s acquisition of Shire.

RankYearAcquirer NameTarget NameValue of Transaction
(in bil. USD)
Value of Transaction
(in bil. EUR)
11999Vodafone AirTouch PLCMannesmann AG202,7204.7
22000America Online IncTime Warner164,7160,7
3 2013Verizon Communications IncVerizon Wireless Inc130.2100.5
42007Shareholders (Spin out)Philip Morris Intl Inc107.668.1
52015Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/NVSABMiller PLC101.592,3
62007RFS Holdings BVABN-AMRO Holding NV98.271,3
71999Pfizer IncWarner-Lambert Co89.685.3
82017Walt Disney Co21st Century Fox Inc84.272.5
92016AT&T IncTime Warner Inc79,472.9
102019Bristol-Myers Squibb CoCelgene Corp79.469,7
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Number & Value of M&A North America

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Largest M&A Transactions North America

RankYearAcquirer NameTarget NameValue of Transaction
(in bil. USD)
Value of Transaction
(in bil. EUR)
12000America Online IncTime Warner164.7160.7
22013Verizon Communications IncVerizon Wireless Inc130.3100.5
31999Pfizer IncWarner-Lambert Co89.685.3
42017Walt Disney Co21st Century Fox Inc84.272.5
52016AT&T IncTime Warner Inc79.472.9
62019Bristol-Myers Squibb CoCelgene Corp79.469.7
71998Exxon CorpMobil Corp78.968.4
82006AT&T IncBellSouth Corp72.760.2
91998Travelers Group IncCiticorp72.667.2
102001Comcast CorpAT&T Broadband & Internet Svcs72.085.1
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Number & Value of M&A Europe

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Largest M&A Transactions Europe

RankJahrAcquirerTargetValue (in bil. USD)Value (in bil. EUR)Deal Status
11999Vodafone AirTouch PLCMannesmann AG202.79204.79Completed
22007Spin-offPhilip Morris Intl Inc107.6568.08Completed
32015Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/NV
SABMiller PLC
101.10
91.93
Completed
42007RFS Holdings BVABN-AMRO Holding NV98.1971.3Completed
52000Glaxo Wellcome PLCSmithKline Beecham PLC75.9674.9Completed
62004Royal Dutch Petroleum CoShell Transport & Trading Co74.5658.49Completed
72015Royal Dutch Shell PLCBG Group PLC69.4564.4Completed
82006Gaz de France SASuez SA60.8644.64Completed
91999Vodafone Group PLCAirTouch Communications Inc60.2951.65Completed
102004Sanofi-Synthelabo SAAventis SA60.2449.99Completed
112016Bayer AGMonsanto Co56.60
49.75
Pending
122008InBev NVAnheuser-Busch Cos Inc52.1839.73Completed
131999Total Fina SAElf Aquitaine50.0748.33Completed
142016British American Tobacco PLC
Reynolds American Inc
49.05

45.06
Pending
151998British Petroleum Co PLCAmoco Corp48.1743.53Completed
162008Roche Holding AGGenentech Inc46.6929.32Completed
172000France Telecom SAOrange PLC45.9750.78Completed
182016CNAC Saturn (NL) BVSyngenta AG44.1840.43Pending
192014Medtronic IncCovidien PLC42.7331.56Completed
202009HM TreasuryRoyal Bank of Scotland Group41.8828.45Completed
211998Daimler-Benz AGChrysler Corp40.4736.28Completed
222000Vivendi SASeagram Co Ltd40.4342.23Completed
231999Royal Bank of Scotland GroupNational Westminster Bank PLC38.4139.6Completed
242006Banca Intesa SpASanPaolo IMI SpA37.6229.49Completed
252012Glencore International PLCXstrata PLC37.4429.21Completed

Number & Value of M&A Western Europe

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Largest M&A Transactions Western Europe

RankJahrAcquirerTargetValue (in bil. USD)Value (in bil. EUR)Deal Status
11999Vodafone AirTouch PLCMannesmann AG202.79204.79Completed
22007Spin-offPhilip Morris Intl Inc107.6568.08Completed
32015Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/NV
SABMiller PLC
101.10
91.93
Completed
42007RFS Holdings BVABN-AMRO Holding NV98.1971.3Completed
52000Glaxo Wellcome PLCSmithKline Beecham PLC75.9674.9Completed
62004Royal Dutch Petroleum CoShell Transport & Trading Co74.5658.49Completed
72015Royal Dutch Shell PLCBG Group PLC69.4564.4Completed
82006Gaz de France SASuez SA60.8644.64Completed
91999Vodafone Group PLCAirTouch Communications Inc60.2951.65Completed
102004Sanofi-Synthelabo SAAventis SA60.2449.99Completed
112016Bayer AGMonsanto Co56.60
49.75
Pending
122008InBev NVAnheuser-Busch Cos Inc52.1839.73Completed
131999Total Fina SAElf Aquitaine50.0748.33Completed
142016British American Tobacco PLC
Reynolds American Inc
49.05

45.06
Pending
151998British Petroleum Co PLCAmoco Corp48.1743.53Completed
162008Roche Holding AGGenentech Inc46.6929.32Completed
172000France Telecom SAOrange PLC45.9750.78Completed
182016CNAC Saturn (NL) BVSyngenta AG44.1840.43Pending
192014Medtronic IncCovidien PLC42.7331.56Completed
202009HM TreasuryRoyal Bank of Scotland Group41.8828.45Completed
211998Daimler-Benz AGChrysler Corp40.4736.28Completed
222000Vivendi SASeagram Co Ltd40.4342.23Completed
231999Royal Bank of Scotland GroupNational Westminster Bank PLC38.4139.6Completed
242006Banca Intesa SpASanPaolo IMI SpA37.6229.49Completed
252012Glencore International PLCXstrata PLC37.4429.21Completed

Number & Value of M&A Eastern Europe

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Largest M&A Transactions Eastern Europe

RankYearAcquirerTargetValue (in bil. USD)Value (in bil. EUR)Deal Status
12012NK Rosneft'TNK-BP Ltd53.941.8Completed
22003YukosneftegazSibneft13.612.4Completed
32005GazpromSibneft13.110.9Completed
42005Spin-offPolyus12.99.9Completed
52007Spin-offHydroOGK12.48.5Completed
62016QHG Shares Pte Ltd
NK Rosneft'
10.8
10.2
Completed
72008Vladimir PotaninGMK Noril'skii Nikel'9.76.2Pending
82004BaikalFinans GroupYuganskneftegaz9.37Completed
92011Evraz plcEvraz Group SA8.36.1Completed
102016Asahi Group Holdings Ltd
Plzensky Prazdroj As
7.8
7.3
Pending
111994Split-offNafta Moskva7.76.1Pending
122007RN-RazvityeNK Rosneft'7.65.7Completed
132003BP PLC-Russian AssetsAlfa,Renova-Russian Assets7.67.1Completed
142005GazpromSakhalin 2 Project7.55.7Completed
152005RosneftegazGazprom7.15.8Completed
162007Neft'-AktivYukossibneft Oil Co-Lot 106.85Completed
172010UralkaliSil'vinit6.85.1Completed
182011Spartan Capital Hldgs Sp zooPolkomtel SA6.64.6Completed
192005Oger Telecom LtdTurk Telekomunikasyon AS6.65.5Completed
202007Neft'-AktivYukossibneft Oil Co-Lot 116.44.7Completed

Number & Value of M&A Asia-Pacific

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Largest M&A Transactions Asia-Pacific

RankYearAcquirerNationTarget Value (in bil. USD)Value (in bil. EUR) Deal Status
12014CITIC Pacific Ltd
Hong Kong
CITIC Ltd
China
42.2
32.025.5Completed
22000Pacific Century CyberWorks LtdHong Kong
Cable & Wireless HKTHong Kong
37.438.423.5Completed
32015Spin-offHong Kong
Cheung Kong (Hldg) Ltd- PptyHong Kong
36.932.724.0Completed
42000China Telecom Hong Kong LtdHong Kong
Beijing Mobile,6 othersChina
34.239.723.8Completed
52008China Unicom LtdHong Kong
China Netcom Grp(HK)Corp LtdHong Kong
25.416.413,0Completed
62015Cheung Kong(Holdings)LtdHong Kong
Hutchison Whampoa LtdHong Kong
23.62015,6Completed
72015China Tower Corp LtdChina
China-Telecommun tower astsChina
18.316.112.0Completed
82012China Telecom Corp LtdChina
China Telecom Corp-3G AssetsChina
1814.411.4Completed
92008Westpac Banking CorpAustralia
St George Bank LtdAustralia
17.911.69.2Completed
102014Investor GroupChina
Sinopec Sales Co LtdChina
17.513.510.7Completed
112007Spin-offSouth Korea
SK Corp-Petrochemical BusinessSouth Korea
1712.48.3Completed
122016Maanshan Dingtai Rare Earth &China
SF Holding (Group) Co LtdChina
16.815.011.6Completed
132007Wesfarmers LtdAustralia
Coles Group LtdAustralia
15.311.37.6Completed
142006Kemble Water LtdAustralia
Thames Water PLCUnited Kingdom
14.911.98.0Completed
152016Jinan Diesel Engine Co Ltd
China
CNPC Capital Co Ltd
China
14.5
13.0
10.9Completed
162008Shining Prospect Pte Ltd
Singapore
Rio Tinto PLC
United Kingdom
14.23
9.7
7.2
Completed
172006Cemex SAB de CVMexico
Rinker Group LtdAustralia
14.210.67.2Completed
182015China Resources (Hldg) Co LtdHong Kong
Ondereel Ltd,Best-Growth esHong Kong
1412.49.0Completed
192015China Yangtze Power Co LtdChina
Sanxia Jinsha River ChuanyunChina
14139.3Completed
202015Petrol Complex Pte Ltd
Singapore
Essar Oil Ltd
India
12.911.810.6Pending
212014CSR Corp LtdChina
China CNR Corp LtdChina
12.810.68.2Completed
222007Vodafone Group PLCUnited Kingdom
Hutchison Essar LtdIndia
12.79.46.4Completed
232016Investor GroupAustralia
Ausgrid Pty Ltd
Australia
12.511.410.2Completet
242015Investor GroupChina
Tongfang Guoxin Electns Co Ltd
China
12.011.17.9Pending
252017Vodafone Grp PLC Vodafone Asts
India
Idea Cellular Ltd0Mobile Bus
India
11.610.89.4Pending

Number & Value of M&A South East Asia / ASEAN

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Largest M&A Transactions South East Asia / ASEAN

RankYearAcquirerTargetValue (in bil. EUR)Value (in bil. EUR)Deal Status
12008Shining Prospect Pte LtdRio Tinto PLC14.39.7Completed
22015Petrol Complex Pte Ltd
Essar Oil Ltd
12.911.8Pending
32016QHG Shares Pte Ltd
NK Rosneft'
10.810.2Completed
42007Government of Singapore InvestUBS AG9.86.6Completed
52012Investor GroupPing An Insurance (Grp) Co9.47.2Completed
62007Spin-offTM International Sdn Bhd95.7Completed
72001Singapore TelecommunicationsCable & Wireless Optus Lt8.59.5Completed
82014Investor GroupIndCor Properties Inc8.16.5Completed
92007Investor GroupAlinta Ltd7.55.5Completed
102010PLUS Malaysia Sdn BhdPlus Expressways Bhd7.55.3Completed
112012TCC Assets LtdFraser & Neave Ltd6.95.2Completed
122008Government of Singapore InvestCitigroup Inc6.94.7Completed
132001DBS Group Holdings LtdDao Heng Bank Group(Guoco)5.76.4Completed
142014Mayon Investments Pte LtdAS Watson Holdings Ltd5.74.1Completed
152001UOBOverseas Union Bank Ltd5.56.4Completed
162005Spin-offSterling Energy-Philippine Ast5.44.4Completed
172013Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJBank of Ayudhya PCL5.33.9Completed
182014OCBC Pearl LtdWing Hang Bank Ltd4.83.5Completed
192007Binariang GSM Sdn BhdMaxis Communications Bhd4.73.4Completed
202015Global Logistic Properties LtdIndustrial Income Tr Inc-US4.64.1Completed
212006Synergy Drive Sdn BhdSime Darby Bhd4.43.4Completed
222007Temasek Holdings(Pte)LtdMerrill Lynch & Co Inc4.43.1Completed
232006PSA Corp LtdHutchison Port Holdings Ltd4.43.6Completed
242012Heineken International BVAsia Pacific Breweries Ltd4.33.5Completed
252013CP ALL PCLSiam Makro PCL4.23.2Completed
262016Exxon Mobil Corp
InterOil Corp
3.953.75Completed
272007Investor GroupTransco42.7Completed
282009Advanced Tech Invest Co LLCChartered Semiconductor Mnfg3.92.7Completed
292008Bakrie & Brothers Tbk PTBumi Resources Tbk PT3.92.7Completed
302011PTT Chemical PCLPTT Aromatics & Refining PCL3.82.7Completed

Number & Value of M&A Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

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Largest M&A Transactions Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

RankAcquirerTargetValue (in bil. USD)Value (in bil. EUR)Deal Status
1National Bank of Abu DhabiFirst Gulf Bank PJSC
14.8413.32Completed
2SABICGE Plastics11.68.9Completed
3Qatar Investment AuthorityVolkswagen AG9.66.7Completed
4Al Noor Hospitals Group PLCMediclinic International Ltd9.38.2Completed
5EMALDUBAL7.55.7Completed
6Abu Dhabi Investment AuthorityCitigroup Inc7.55Completed
7Thunder FZEPeninsular & Oriental Steam6.95.7Completed
8Oger Telecom LtdTurk Telekomunikasyon AS6.65.5Completed
9HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed AlBarclays PLC5.74.5Completed
10Emirates Telecommun Grp CoItissalat Al Maghrib SA5.74.2Completed
11Investor GroupShandong Dongming Petrochem54.6Pending
12IPICCEPSA53.7Completed
13IPICCEPSA4.43.3Completed
14TAQAPrimeWest Energy Trust42.8Completed
15Advanced Tech Invest Co LLCChartered Semiconductor Mnfg3.92.7Completed
16QtelWataniya3.82.9Completed
17Emirates Bank Intl PJSCNational Bank of Dubai Ltd3.72.7Completed
18Public Investment Fund
Uber Technologies Inc
3.52.2Completed
19Qatar Holding LLCBarclays PLC3.52.2Completed
20DIFCOMX AB3.42.4Completed
21Qatar Holding LLCBarclays PLC3.32.5Pending
22Henley Holding CoExeter Ppty Grp LLC-Industrial3.22.9Completed
23QNBFinansbank AS3.12.7Completed
24Saudi Telecom Co SJSCBinariang GSM Sdn Bhd32.3Completed
25Qatari Diar Real Estate InvestCegelec SA31.9Completed

Number & Value of M&A Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

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Largest M&A Transactions Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

RankYearAcquirerTargetValue (in bil. USD)Value (in bil. EUR)Deal Status
12015Teva Pharmaceutical IndustriesAllergan PLC-Generic Drug Bus38.7534.93Completed
22017Cyclops Holdings Inc
Mobileye NV
15.3914.4Pending
32007Lafarge SAOCI Cement Group1510.2Completed
42016National Bank of Abu Dhabi
First Gulf Bank PJSC

14.8413.32Completed
52007SABICGE Plastics11.68.9Completed
62009Qatar Investment AuthorityVolkswagen AG9.66.7Completed
72015Al Noor Hospitals Group PLCMediclinic International Ltd9.38.2Completed
82008Teva Pharmaceutical IndustriesBarr Pharmaceuticals Inc8.85.6Completed
92011EMALDUBAL7.55.7Completed
102007Abu Dhabi Investment AuthorityCitigroup Inc7.55Completed
112005Teva Pharmaceutical IndustriesIVAX Corp7.46.1Completed
122005Thunder FZEPeninsular & Oriental Steam6.95.7Completed
132005Oger Telecom LtdTurk Telekomunikasyon AS6.65.5Completed
142011Teva Pharmaceutical IndustriesCephalon Inc6.34.5Completed
152008HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed AlBarclays PLC5.74.5Completed
162013Emirates Telecommun Grp CoItissalat Al Maghrib SA5.74.2Completed
172016Chongqing New Century Cruise
Alpha Frontier Ltd
5.25.1Pending
182006MTN Group LtdInvestcom LLC5.54.4Completed
192015Investor GroupShandong Dongming Petrochem54.6Pending
202011IPICCEPSA53.7Completed

Number & Value of M&A South America

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Largest M&A Transactions South America

Date
Announced
Acquiror NameRankYearAcquirer NameTarget NameValue of Transaction (in bil. USD)Value of Transaction (in bil. EUR)
01/10/2000America Online Inc12000America Online IncTime Warner164.7160.7
09/02/2013Verizon Communications Inc22013Verizon Communications IncVerizon Wireless Inc130.3100.5
11/04/1999Pfizer Inc31999Pfizer IncWarner-Lambert Co89.685.3
12/14/2017Walt Disney Co42017Walt Disney Co21st Century Fox Inc84.272.5
10/22/2016AT&T Inc52016AT&T IncTime Warner Inc79.472.9
01/03/2019Bristol-Myers Squibb Co62019Bristol-Myers Squibb CoCelgene Corp79.469.7
12/01/1998Exxon Corp71998Exxon CorpMobil Corp78.968.4
03/05/2006AT&T Inc82006AT&T IncBellSouth Corp72.760.2
04/06/1998Travelers Group Inc91998Travelers Group IncCiticorp72.667.2
07/08/2001Comcast Corp102001Comcast CorpAT&T Broadband & Internet Svcs72.085.1
03/08/2018Cigna Corp
11/17/2014Actavis PLC
12/03/2017CVS Health Corp
01/26/2009Pfizer Inc
10/12/2015Dell Inc
05/11/1998SBC Communications Inc
12/11/2015The Dow Chemical Co
04/13/1998NationsBank Corp,Charlotte,NC
01/15/1999Vodafone Group PLC
01/26/2000Shareholders
07/15/2002Pfizer Inc
09/30/2010Preferred Shareholders
01/14/2004JPMorgan Chase & Co
05/18/2016Bayer AG
06/14/1999Qwest Commun Intl Inc
05/26/2015Charter Communications Inc
10/19/2011Shareholders
06/01/2009Vehicle Acq Holdings LLC
01/28/2005Procter & Gamble Co
06/24/1998AT&T Corp
07/28/1998Bell Atlantic Corp
06/11/2008InBev NV
01/31/2007Shareholders
04/22/1999AT&T Corp
10/27/2003Bank of America Corp
09/30/2014Shareholders
10/21/2016British American Tobacco PLC
09/14/2008Bank of America Corp
08/11/1998British Petroleum Co PLC
05/18/2014AT&T Inc
07/21/2008Roche Holdings AG
03/25/2015Hj Heinz Co
10/16/2000Chevron Corp
06/15/2014Medtronic Inc
10/01/1997WorldCom Inc
11/15/2000Shareholders
07/10/2000JDS Uniphase Corp
02/17/2004Cingular Wireless LLC
11/19/2006Blackstone Group LP
05/06/1998Daimler-Benz Ag
06/20/2000Vivendi SA
12/14/2009Exxon Mobil Corp
02/27/2018Comcast Corp
09/07/1999Viacom Inc
12/15/2004Sprint Nextel Corp
07/27/2015Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
03/09/2009Merck & Co Inc
05/28/2015Avago Technologies Ltd
07/12/2007Rio Tinto Canada Holdings Inc
11/03/2009Berkshire Hathaway Inc
08/10/2014Kinder Morgan Inc
06/30/2005Bank of America Corp
12/12/2005Conocophillips Co
04/30/2008Shareholders
06/08/1998Norwest Corp,Minneapolis,MN
10/28/2018IBM Corp
09/13/2000Chase Manhattan Corp,NY
07/24/2006Hercules Acquisition Corp
10/31/2016GE Oil & Gas
08/16/2016Praxair Inc
02/26/2007TXU Corp SPV
06/14/2005Shareholders
07/02/2018Dell Technologies Inc
08/10/2015Berkshire Hathaway Inc
03/02/1999Shareholders
09/06/2000Citigroup Inc
08/04/2015Shire PLC
10/24/1988Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co

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

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