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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 & Value Largest Transactions
Worldwide Worldwide
North America North America
Europe Europe
Western Europe Western Europe
Eastern Europe Eastern Europe
Asia-Pacific Asia-Pacific
South East Asia South East Asia
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
South America South America

Number & Value of M&A Worldwide

In 2015, companies announced over 44’000 transactions with a total value of more than 4.5 trillion USD (4.1 trillion USD/2.9 trillion GBP). Compared to 2014, the numbers of deals grew only marginally by 2.7% while the value rose at 16%.

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Largest M&A Transactions Worldwide

RankYearAcquirerTargetValue (in bil. USD)Value (in bil. EUR)Deal Status
11999Vodafone AirTouch PLCMannesmann AG202.79204.79Completed
22000America Online IncTime Warner164.75160.71Completed
32013Verizon Communications IncVerizon Wireless Inc130.3100.46Completed
42015Anheuser-Busch InbevSABMiller PLC101.4892.27Completed
52007Spin-offPhilip Morris Intl Inc107.6568.08Completed
62015Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/NV
SABMiller PLC
101.10
91.93
Completed
72007RFS Holdings BVABN-AMRO Holding NV98.1971.3Completed
81999Pfizer IncWarner-Lambert Co89.1784.94Completed
9
2016AT&T Inc
Time Warner Inc
85.41
78.46
Pending
101998Exxon CorpMobil Corp78.9568.36Completed
112000Glaxo Wellcome PLCSmithKline Beecham PLC75.9674.9Completed
122004Royal Dutch Petroleum CoShell Transport & Trading Co74.5658.49Completed
132006AT&T IncBellSouth Corp72.6760.18Completed
141998Travelers Group IncCiticorp72.5667.25Completed
152001Comcast CorpAT&T Broadband & Internet Svcs72.0485.09Completed
162015Royal Dutch Shell PLCBG Group PLC69.4564.4Completed
172014Actavis PLCAllergan Inc68.4549.62Completed
182009Pfizer IncWyeth67.2951.88Completed
192015Dell IncEMC Corp6651.38Completed
201998SBC Communications IncAmeritech Corp62.5956.48Completed
212015The Dow Chemical CoDuPont62.1156.35Pending
221998NationsBank Corp,Charlotte,NCBankAmerica Corp61.6356.67Completed
232006Gaz de France SASuez SA60.8644.64Completed
241999Vodafone Group PLCAirTouch Communications Inc60.2951.65Completed
252004Sanofi-Synthelabo SAAventis SA60.2449.99Completed
262000Spin-offNortel Networks Corp59.9765.51Completed
272002Pfizer IncPharmacia Corp59.5260.02Completed
282004JPMorgan Chase & CoBank One Corp,Chicago,IL58.6645.94Completed
292016Bayer AG
Monsanto Co
56.60
49.75
Pending
301999Qwest Commun Intl Inc
US WEST Inc
56.31
52.80
Completed

Number & Value of M&A North America

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Largest M&A Transactions North America

RankYearAcquirerTargetValue (in bil. USD)Value (in bil. EUR)Deal Status
12000America Online IncTime Warner164.75160.71Completed
22013Verizon Communications IncVerizon Wireless Inc130.3100.46Completed
31999Pfizer IncWarner-Lambert Co89.1784.94Completed
42016AT&T Inc
Time Warner Inc
85.41
78.46
Pending
51998Exxon CorpMobil Corp78.9568.36Completed
62006AT&T IncBellSouth Corp72.6760.18Completed
71998Travelers Group IncCiticorp72.5667.25Completed
82001Comcast CorpAT&T Broadband & Internet Svcs72.0485.09Completed
92014Actavis PLCAllergan Inc68.4549.62Completed
102009Pfizer IncWyeth67.2951.88Completed
112015Dell IncEMC Corp6651.38Completed
121998SBC Communications IncAmeritech Corp62.5956.48Completed
132015The Dow Chemical CoDuPont62.1156.35Pending
141998NationsBank Corp,Charlotte,NCBankAmerica Corp61.6356.67Completed
151999Vodafone Group PLCAirTouch Communications Inc60.2951.65Completed
162000Spin-offNortel Networks Corp59.9765.51Completed
172002Pfizer IncPharmacia Corp59.5260.02Completed
182004JPMorgan Chase & CoBank One Corp,Chicago,IL58.6645.94Completed
192016Bayer AG
Monsanto Co
56.6
49.75
Pending
201999Qwest Commun Intl IncUS WEST Inc56.3152.8Completed
212015Charter Communications IncTime Warner Cable Inc55.6451.13Completed
222011Spin-offAbbott Laboratories-Research55.5140.35Completed
232009Vehicle Acq Holdings LLCGeneral Motors-Cert Assets55.2839.05Completed
24
2005Procter & Gamble CoGillette Co54.9141.98Completed
251998AT&T CorpTele-Communications Inc53.5948.79Completed
261998Bell Atlantic CorpGTE Corp53.4148.2Completed
272008InBev NVAnheuser-Busch Cos Inc52.1839.73Completed
282007Spin-offKraft Foods Inc5139.98Completed
292015Anthem IncCigna Corp49.3843.78Pending
301999AT&T CorpMediaOne Group Inc49.2845.31Completed

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

RankYearAcquirer*Target*Transaction Value (in bil. USD)Transaction Value (in bil. EUR)Status
12010Petroleo Brasileiro SABrazil-Oil & Gas Block42.933.5Completed
22017Vale SA
Valepar SA
20.9619.73
Pending
32006Cia Vale do Rio Doce SAInco Ltd17.213.5Completed
41999Repsol SAYPF SA13.212.4Completed
52008BM&FBocespa Holding SA10.36.5Completed
62000Telefonica SATelecommunicacoes de Sao Paulo10.210.0Completed
72014Telefonica Brasil SAGVT Participacoes SA9.87.4Completed
82010Telefonica SABrasilcel NV9.77.5Completed
92008Banco Itau Holding FinanceiraUnibanco Holdings SA8.56.7Completed
102004AmbevJohn Labatt Ltd7.86.4Completed
112010China Petrochemical CorpRepsol YPF Brasil SA7.15.2Completed

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

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