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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
Golf Cooperation Council (GCC) Golf 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 PLC109.2896.22Pending
52007Spin-offPhilip Morris Intl Inc107.6568.08Completed
62007RFS Holdings BVABN-AMRO Holding NV98.1971.3Completed
71999Pfizer IncWarner-Lambert Co89.1784.94Completed
81998Exxon CorpMobil Corp78.9568.36Completed
92000Glaxo Wellcome PLCSmithKline Beecham PLC75.9674.9Completed
102004Royal Dutch Petroleum CoShell Transport & Trading Co74.5658.49Completed
112006AT&T IncBellSouth Corp72.6760.18Completed
121998Travelers Group IncCiticorp72.5667.25Completed
132001Comcast CorpAT&T Broadband & Internet Svcs72.0485.09Completed
142015Royal Dutch Shell PLCBG Group PLC69.4564.4Completed
152014Actavis PLCAllergan Inc68.4549.62Completed
162009Pfizer IncWyeth67.2951.88Completed
172015Dell IncEMC Corp6651.38Pending
181998SBC Communications IncAmeritech Corp62.5956.48Completed
192015The Dow Chemical CoDuPont62.1156.35Pending
201998NationsBank Corp,Charlotte,NCBankAmerica Corp61.6356.67Completed
212006Gaz de France SASuez SA60.8644.64Completed
221999Vodafone Group PLCAirTouch Communications Inc60.2951.65Completed
232004Sanofi-Synthelabo SAAventis SA60.2449.99Completed
242000Spin-offNortel Networks Corp59.9765.51Completed
252002Pfizer IncPharmacia Corp59.5260.02Completed
262004JPMorgan Chase & CoBank One Corp,Chicago,IL58.6645.94Completed
271999Qwest Commun Intl IncUS WEST Inc56.3152.8Completed
282015Charter Communications IncTime Warner Cable Inc55.6451.13Completed
292011Spin-offAbbott Laboratories-Research55.5140.35Completed
302009Vehicle Acq Holdings LLCGeneral Motors-Cert Assets55.2839.05Completed

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
41998Exxon CorpMobil Corp78.9568.36Completed
52006AT&T IncBellSouth Corp72.6760.18Completed
61998Travelers Group IncCiticorp72.5667.25Completed
72001Comcast CorpAT&T Broadband & Internet Svcs72.0485.09Completed
82014Actavis PLCAllergan Inc68.4549.62Completed
92009Pfizer IncWyeth67.2951.88Completed
102015Dell IncEMC Corp6651.38Pending
111998SBC Communications IncAmeritech Corp62.5956.48Completed
122015The Dow Chemical CoDuPont62.1156.35Pending
131998NationsBank Corp,Charlotte,NCBankAmerica Corp61.6356.67Completed
141999Vodafone Group PLCAirTouch Communications Inc60.2951.65Completed
152000Spin-offNortel Networks Corp59.9765.51Completed
162002Pfizer IncPharmacia Corp59.5260.02Completed
172004JPMorgan Chase & CoBank One Corp,Chicago,IL58.6645.94Completed
181999Qwest Commun Intl IncUS WEST Inc56.3152.8Completed
192015Charter Communications IncTime Warner Cable Inc55.6451.13Completed
202011Spin-offAbbott Laboratories-Research55.5140.35Completed
212009Vehicle Acq Holdings LLCGeneral Motors-Cert Assets55.2839.05Completed
222005Procter & Gamble CoGillette Co54.9141.98Completed
232016Bayer AGMonsanto Co53.8147.3Intended
241998AT&T CorpTele-Communications Inc53.5948.79Completed
251998Bell Atlantic CorpGTE Corp53.4148.2Completed
262008InBev NVAnheuser-Busch Cos Inc52.1839.73Completed
272007Spin-offKraft Foods Inc5139.98Completed
282015Anthem IncCigna Corp49.3843.78Pending
291999AT&T CorpMediaOne Group Inc49.2845.31Completed
302003Bank of America CorpFleetBoston Financial Corp,MA49.2641.8Completed

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
22015Anheuser-Busch InbevSABMiller PLC109.2896.22Pending
32007Spin-offPhilip Morris Intl Inc107.6568.08Completed
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 Co53.8147.3Intended
122008InBev NVAnheuser-Busch Cos Inc52.1839.73Completed
131999Total Fina SAElf Aquitaine50.0748.33Completed
141998British Petroleum Co PLCAmoco Corp48.1743.53Completed
152008Roche Holding AGGenentech Inc46.6929.32Completed
162000France Telecom SAOrange PLC45.9750.78Completed
172016CNAC Saturn (NL) BVSyngenta AG44.1840.43Pending
182014Medtronic IncCovidien PLC42.7331.56Completed
192009HM TreasuryRoyal Bank of Scotland Group41.8828.45Completed
201998Daimler-Benz AGChrysler Corp40.4736.28Completed
212000Vivendi SASeagram Co Ltd40.4342.23Completed
221999Royal Bank of Scotland GroupNational Westminster Bank PLC38.4139.6Completed
232006Banca Intesa SpASanPaolo IMI SpA37.6229.49Completed
242012Glencore International PLCXstrata PLC37.4429.21Completed
251999Ing C Olivetti & Co SpATelecom Italia SpA34.7631.52Completed
261998ZENECA Group PLCAstra AB34.6429.44Completed
271999Mannesmann AGOrange PLC32.5930.24Completed
282006Mittal Steel Co NVArcelor SA32.2425.77Completed
292005Telefonica SAO2 PLC31.6626.23Completed
302015Shire PLCBaxalta Inc30.9528.42Completed

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
22015Anheuser-Busch InbevSABMiller PLC109.2896.22Pending
32007Spin-offPhilip Morris Intl Inc107.6568.08Completed
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 Co53.8147.3Intended
122008InBev NVAnheuser-Busch Cos Inc52.1839.73Completed
131999Total Fina SAElf Aquitaine50.0748.33Completed
141998British Petroleum Co PLCAmoco Corp48.1743.53Completed
152008Roche Holding AGGenentech Inc46.6929.32Completed
162000France Telecom SAOrange PLC45.9750.78Completed
172016CNAC Saturn (NL) BVSyngenta AG44.1840.43Pending
182014Medtronic IncCovidien PLC42.7331.56Completed
192009HM TreasuryRoyal Bank of Scotland Group41.8828.45Completed
201998Daimler-Benz AGChrysler Corp40.4736.28Completed
212000Vivendi SASeagram Co Ltd40.4342.23Completed
221999Royal Bank of Scotland GroupNational Westminster Bank PLC38.4139.6Completed
232006Banca Intesa SpASanPaolo IMI SpA37.6229.49Completed
242012Glencore International PLCXstrata PLC37.4429.21Completed
251999Ing C Olivetti & Co SpATelecom Italia SpA34.7631.52Completed
261998ZENECA Group PLCAstra AB34.6429.44Completed
271999Mannesmann AGOrange PLC32.5930.24Completed
282006Mittal Steel Co NVArcelor SA32.2425.77Completed
292005Telefonica SAO2 PLC31.6626.23Completed
302015Shire PLCBaxalta Inc30.9528.42Completed

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
62008Vladimir PotaninGMK Noril'skii Nikel'9.76.2Completed
72004BaikalFinans GroupYuganskneftegaz9.37Pending
82011Evraz plcEvraz Group SA8.36.1Completed
91994Split-offNafta Moskva7.76.1Pending
102007RN-RazvityeNK Rosneft'7.65.7Completed
112003BP PLC-Russian AssetsAlfa,Renova-Russian Assets7.67.1Completed
122005GazpromSakhalin 2 Project7.55.7Completed
132005RosneftegazGazprom7.15.8Completed
142007Neft'-AktivYukossibneft Oil Co-Lot 106.85Completed
152010UralkaliSil'vinit6.85.1Completed
162011Spartan Capital Hldgs Sp zooPolkomtel SA6.64.6Completed
172005Oger Telecom LtdTurk Telekomunikasyon AS6.65.5Completed
182007Neft'-AktivYukossibneft Oil Co-Lot 116.44.7Completed
192007GMK Noril'skii Nikel'LionOre Mining Intl Ltd6.34.7Completed
202011KazakhGold Group LtdPolyus Zoloto6.34.4Completed

Number & Value of M&A Asia-Pacific

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Largest M&A Transactions Asia-Pacific

RankYearAcquirerTargetValue (in bil. USD)Value (in bil. EUR)Deal Status
12000Pacific Century CyberWorks LtdCable & Wireless HKT37.438.4Completed
22015Spin-offCheung Kong (Hldg) Ltd- Ppty36.932.7Completed
32000China Telecom Hong Kong LtdBeijing Mobile,6 others34.239.7Completed
42007BHP Billiton LtdBHP Billiton Ltd26.418.1Intended
52008China Unicom LtdChina Netcom Grp(HK)Corp Ltd25.416.4Completed
62015Cheung Kong(Holdings)LtdHutchison Whampoa Ltd23.620Completed
72015China Tower Corp LtdChina-Telecommun tower asts18.316.1Completed
82012China Telecom Corp LtdChina Telecom Corp-3G Assets1814.4Completed
92008Westpac Banking CorpSt George Bank Ltd17.911.6Completed
102014Investor GroupSinopec Sales Co Ltd17.513.5Completed
112007Spin-offSK Corp-Petrochemical Business1712.4Completed
122016Maanshan Dingtai Rare Earth &SF Holding (Group) Co Ltd16.815Pending
132015Hutchison Whampoa LtdO2 PLC15.413.5Pending
142007Wesfarmers LtdColes Group Ltd15.311.3Completed
152006Kemble Water LtdThames Water PLC14.911.9Completed
162008Shining Prospect Pte LtdRio Tinto PLC14.39.7Completed
172006Cemex SAB de CVRinker Group Ltd14.210.6Completed
182015China Resources (Hldg) Co LtdOndereel Ltd,Best-Growth es1412.4Completed
192015China Yangtze Power Co LtdSanxia Jinsha River Chuanyun1413Completed
202006BHP Billiton LtdBHP Billiton Ltd1310Intended
212014CSR Corp LtdChina CNR Corp Ltd12.810.6Completed
222007Vodafone Group PLCHutchison Essar Ltd12.79.4Completed
232015Investor GroupTongfang Guoxin Electn Co Ltd1211.1Pending
242001BHP LtdBilliton PLC11.512.8Completed
252015PetroChina Pipelines Co LtdPetroChina United Pipelines10.910Pending
262016China Vanke Co LtdShenzhen Metro Qianhai Intl10.89.7Pending
272011SABMiller Beverage InvestmentsFoster's Group Ltd10.87.9Completed
282010Bharti Airtel LtdZain Africa BV10.77.9Completed
292002China Mobile(Hong Kong)LtdCH Mobile HK(BVI)-Mobile10.311.3Completed
302014Shanghai Jinfeng Investment CoGreenland Holding Group Co Ltd10.37.4Completed

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
22007Government of Singapore InvestUBS AG9.86.6Completed
32012Investor GroupPing An Insurance (Grp) Co9.47.2Completed
42007ShareholdersTM International Sdn Bhd95.7Completed
52001Singapore TelecommunicationsCable & Wireless Optus Lt8.59.5Completed
62014Investor GroupIndCor Properties Inc8.16.5Completed
72007Investor GroupAlinta Ltd7.55.5Completed
82010PLUS Malaysia Sdn BhdPlus Expressways Bhd7.55.3Completed
92012TCC Assets LtdFraser & Neave Ltd6.95.2Completed
102008Government of Singapore InvestCitigroup Inc6.94.7Completed
112001DBS Group Holdings LtdDao Heng Bank Group(Guoco)5.76.4Completed
122014Mayon Investments Pte LtdAS Watson Holdings Ltd5.74.1Completed
132001UOBOverseas Union Bank Ltd5.56.4Completed
142005Spin-offSterling Energy-Philippine Ast5.44.4Completed
152013Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJBank of Ayudhya PCL5.33.9Completed
162014OCBC Pearl LtdWing Hang Bank Ltd4.83.5Completed
172007Binariang GSM Sdn BhdMaxis Communications Bhd4.73.4Completed
182015Global Logistic Properties LtdIndustrial Income Tr Inc-US4.64.1Completed
192006Synergy Drive Sdn BhdSime Darby Bhd4.43.4Completed
202007Temasek Holdings(Pte)LtdMerrill Lynch & Co Inc4.43.1Completed
212006PSA Corp LtdHutchison Port Holdings Ltd4.43.6Completed
222012Heineken International BVAsia Pacific Breweries Ltd4.33.5Completed
232013CP ALL PCLSiam Makro PCL4.23.2Completed
242007Investor GroupTransco42.7Completed
252009Advanced Tech Invest Co LLCChartered Semiconductor Mnfg3.92.7Completed
262008Bakrie & Brothers Tbk PTBumi Resources Tbk PT3.92.7Completed
272011PTT Chemical PCLPTT Aromatics & Refining PCL3.82.7Completed
282001Oversea-Chinese Bkg Corp LtdKeppel Capital Holdings Ltd3.84.4Completed
292015Spin-offBOC Aviation Ltd3.83.4Completed
302004Singapore Power LtdTXU Australia Ltd3.73.1Completed

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

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Largest M&A Transactions Golf Cooperation Council (GCC)

RankAcquirerTargetValue (in bil. USD)Value (in bil. EUR)Deal Status
1SABICGE Plastics11.68.9Completed
2Qatar Investment AuthorityVolkswagen AG9.66.7Completed
3Al Noor Hospitals Group PLCMediclinic International Ltd9.38.2Completed
4EMALDUBAL7.55.7Completed
5Abu Dhabi Investment AuthorityCitigroup Inc7.55Completed
6Thunder FZEPeninsular & Oriental Steam6.95.7Completed
7Oger Telecom LtdTurk Telekomunikasyon AS6.65.5Completed
8HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed AlBarclays PLC5.74.5Completed
9Emirates Telecommun Grp CoItissalat Al Maghrib SA5.74.2Completed
10Investor GroupShandong Dongming Petrochem54.6Pending
11IPICCEPSA53.7Completed
12IPICCEPSA4.43.3Completed
13TAQAPrimeWest Energy Trust42.8Completed
14Advanced Tech Invest Co LLCChartered Semiconductor Mnfg3.92.7Completed
15QtelWataniya3.82.9Completed
16Emirates Bank Intl PJSCNational Bank of Dubai Ltd3.72.7Completed
17Qatar Holding LLCBarclays PLC3.52.2Completed
18DIFCOMX AB3.42.4Completed
19Qatar Holding LLCBarclays PLC3.32.5Pending
20Henley Holding CoExeter Ppty Grp LLC-Industrial3.22.9Completed
21QNBFinansbank AS3.12.7Completed
22Saudi Telecom Co SJSCBinariang GSM Sdn Bhd32.3Completed
23Qatari Diar Real Estate InvestCegelec SA31.9Completed
24Mobile Telecommunications CoCeltel International BV2.92.3Completed
25Advanced Tech Invest Co LLCAdvanced Micro-Mnfg Facilities2.92.1Completed

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 Bus40.536.5Pending
22007Lafarge SAOCI Cement Group1510.2Completed
32007SABICGE Plastics11.68.9Completed
42009Qatar Investment AuthorityVolkswagen AG9.66.7Completed
52015Al Noor Hospitals Group PLCMediclinic International Ltd9.38.2Completed
62008Teva Pharmaceutical IndustriesBarr Pharmaceuticals Inc8.85.6Completed
72009Investors(Non-US)Iran Telecommunications Co7.85.5Pending
82011EMALDUBAL7.55.7Completed
92007Abu Dhabi Investment AuthorityCitigroup Inc7.55Completed
102005Teva Pharmaceutical IndustriesIVAX Corp7.46.1Completed
112005Thunder FZEPeninsular & Oriental Steam6.95.7Completed
122005Oger Telecom LtdTurk Telekomunikasyon AS6.65.5Completed
132011Teva Pharmaceutical IndustriesCephalon Inc6.34.5Completed
142008HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed AlBarclays PLC5.74.5Completed
152013Emirates Telecommun Grp CoItissalat Al Maghrib SA5.74.2Completed
162006MTN Group LtdInvestcom LLC5.54.4Completed
171999Chipsy For Food Industries SAEChipsy For Food Industries SAE54.7Intended
182015Investor GroupShandong Dongming Petrochem54.6Pending
192011IPICCEPSA53.7Completed
202010Teva Pharmaceutical IndustriesRatiopharm International GmbH4.93.6Completed
212009Orange Participations SAEgyptian Co for Mobile Svcs4.53Completed
222009IPICCEPSA4.43.3Completed
232007NNS HoldingLafarge SA4.12.8Completed
242006Berkshire Hathaway IncIscar Ltd43.1Completed
252007TAQAPrimeWest Energy Trust42.8Completed

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)
12010Petroleo Brasileiro SABrazil-Oil & Gas Block42.933.5
22006Cia Vale do Rio Doce SAInco Ltd17.213.5
31999Repsol SAYPF SA13.212.4
42008BM&FBocespa Holding SA10.36.5
52000Telefonica SATelecommunicacoes de Sao Paulo10.210.0
62014Telefonica Brasil SAGVT Participacoes SA9.87.4
72010Telefonica SABrasilcel NV9.77.5
82008Banco Itau Holding FinanceiraUnibanco Holdings SA8.56.7
92004AmbevJohn Labatt Ltd7.86.4
102010China Petrochemical CorpRepsol YPF Brasil SA7.15.2

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