Global M&A saw declines in both total value and volume for Q3 2019 according to data from Bureau van Dijk.

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7 October 2019

M&A review: Value and volume both decline in Q3 2019

According to data from Bureau van Dijk, global M&A deal value declined by 37% to $925 billion and total volume was down by 37% to 30,150 deals. Both numbers reflect the lowest quarterly result since Q1 2013.

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The most valuable deals of Q3 2019

While the US dominated the country rankings for both volume and value, the 2 largest deals involved European targets:

  • London Stock Exchange Group plc (UK) acquired Refinitiv Ltd (UK) for $27 billion
  • Upjohn Inc. (US) acquired Mylan NV (Netherlands) for $22.5 billion

The other top-5 deals are:

  • Amgen Inc. (US) bought Celgene Corporation’s OTEZLA assets for $13.4 billion
  • CBS Corporation (US) acquired Viacom Inc. (US) for almost $11.6 billion
  • Asahi Group Holdings Ltd (Japan) acquired CUB Pty Ltd (Australia) for almost $11.3 billion

Top target countries for M&A in Q3 2019

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  • The US remains on top with 4,634 deals totalling almost $353 billion
  • China trails with 4,470 deals at almost $186 billion
  • The UK dominates European M&A figures, but comes in third globally, with 1,574 deals at more than $124 billion
  • Australia is fourth in volume at 1,269 total deals, while Germany is fourth in value with more than $55 billion
  • Japan is fifth in volume (1,269 deals) and the Netherlands is fifth in value (almost $23 billion)

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