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In this section the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances provides you with selected, regularly updated statistics on Mergers & Acquisitions worldwide.

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You find here statistics on the Top Deals:

Also we provide data on the number and value of announced M&A transactions:

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By industry:

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The Top Deals (Largest M&A Transactions)*


Worldwide

Rank Year Acquiror** Target** Transaction Value
(bil. USD)
Transaction Value
(bil. EUR)
1 1999 Vodafone AirTouch PLC Mannesmann AG 202.8 204.8
2 2000 America Online Inc Time Warner 164.7 160.7
3 2007 Shareholders Philip Morris Intl Inc 107.6 68.1
4 2007 RFS Holdings BV ABN-AMRO Holding NV 98.2 71.3
5 1999 Pfizer Inc Warner-Lambert Co 89.2 84.9
6 1998 Exxon Corp Mobil Corp 78.9 68.4
7 2000 Glaxo Wellcome PLC SmithKline Beecham PLC 76.0 74.9
8 2004 Royal Dutch Petroleum Co Shell Transport & Trading Co 74.6 58.5
9 2000 AT&T Inc BellSouth Corp 72.7 60.2
10 1998 Travelers Group Inc Citicorp 72.6 67.2


Europe

Rank Year Acquiror** Target** Transaction Value
(bil. USD)
Transaction Value
(bil. EUR)
1 1999 Vodafone AirTouch PLC Mannesmann AG 202.8 204.8
2 2007 Shareholders Philip Morris Intl Inc 107.6 68.1
3 2007 RFS Holdings BV ABN-AMRO Holding NV 98.2 71.3
4 2000 Glaxo Wellcome PLC SmithKline Beecham PLC 76.0 74.9
5 2004 Royal Dutch Petroleum Shell Transport & Trading 74.6 58.5
6 2006 Gaz de France SA Suez SA 760.9 44.6
7 1999 Vodafone Group PLC AirTouch Communications Inc 60.3 51.7
8 2004 Sanofi-Synthelabo SA Aventis SA 60.2 50.0
9 2008 InBev NV Anheuser-Busch Cos Inc 52.2 39.7
10 1999 Total Fina SA Elf Aquitaine 50.1 48.3


Asia-Pacific

Rank Year Acquiror** Target** Transaction Value
(bil. USD)
Transaction Value
(bil. EUR)
1 2000 Pacific Century CyberWorks Ltd Cable & Wireless HKT 37.4 38.4
2 2000 China Telecom Hong Kong Ltd Beijing Mobile,6 others 34.2 39.7
3 2008 China Unicom Ltd China Netcom Grp(HK)Corp Ltd 25.4 16.4
4 2008 Westpac Banking Corp St George Bank Ltd 17.9 11.6
5 2007 Shareholders SK Corp-Petrochemical Business 17.0 12.4
6 2007 Wesfarmers Ltd Coles Group Ltd 15.3 11.3
7 2006 Kemble Water Ltd Thames Water PLC 14.9 11.9
8 2008 Shining Prospect Pte Ltd Rio Tinto PLC 14.3 9.7
9 2006 Cemex SAB de CV Rinker Group Ltd 14.2 10.6
10 2007 Vodafone Group Hutchison Essar 12.7 9.4


South East Asia

Rank Year Acquiror** Target** Transaction Value
(bil. USD)
Transaction Value
(bil. EUR)
1 2008 Shining Prospect Pte Ltd Rio Tinto PLC 14.3 9.7
2 2007 Singapore Investment Authority UBS AG 9.8 6.6
3 2012 Investor Group (around Charoen Pokphand
Group)
Ping An Insurance Group 9.4 7.2
4 2007 Shareholders TM International Sdn Bhd 9.0 5.7
5 2001 SingTel Cable & Wireless Optus Ltd 8.5 9.5
6 2007 Investor Group Alinta Ltd 7.5 5.5
7 2010 Investor Group Plus Expressways Bhd 7.5 5.3
8 2012 Thai Beverage PCL Fraser & Neave Ltd 6.9 5.2
9 2008 Singapore Investment Authority Citigroup Inc 6.9 4.7
10 2001 DBS Group Holdings Ltd Dao Heng Bank Group 5.7 6.4


South America

Rank Year Acquiror** Target** Transaction Value
(bil. USD)
Transaction Value
(bil. EUR)
1 2006 Cia Vale do Rio Doce SA Inco Ltd 17.2 13.5
2 1999 Repsol SA YPF SA 13.2 12.4
3 2008 Bolsa Brasileira de Mercadorias Bovespa Holding SA 10.3 6.5
4 2000 Telefonica SA Telecommunicacoes de Sao Paulo 10.2 10.0
5 2010 Telefonica SA Brasilcel NV 9.7 7.5
6 2008 Banco Itau Holding Financeira Unibanco Holdings SA 8.5 6.7
7 2004 Ambev John Labatt Ltd 7.8 6.4
8 2010 Sinopec Group Repsol YPF Brasil SA 7.1 5.2
9 2012 Banestado Participacoes Redecard SA 6.8 5.2
10 2014 Banco Santander Banco Santander(Brasil) 6.7 4.8


Austria

Rank Year Acquiror** Target** Transaction Value
(bil. USD)
Transaction Value
(bil. EUR)
1 2000 Bayerische Hypo- und Vereins Bank Austria AG 7.3 7.8
2 2005 Erste Group Bank AG Banca Comerciala Romana 4.7 3.7
3 2009 Volkswagen AG Porsche Holding Salzburg 4.6 3.3
4 2006 Investor Group BAWAG 4.2 3.2
5 1997 Lafarge SA Perlmooser Zementwerke AG 3.6 3.4
6 2007 Voestalpine AG Boehler-Uddeholm AG 3.5 2.6
7 2005 Unicredito Italiano SpA Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG 3.3 2.7
8 2013 OMV AG Gullfaks Field 3.1 2.4
9 2004 Investor Group Public Housing Companies 2.9 2.4
10 1998 Telecom Italia SpA Telekom Austria AG 2.4 2.0


Germany

Rank Year Acquiror** Target** Transaction Value
(bil. USD)
Transaction Value
(bil. EUR)
1 1999 Vodafone AirTouch PLC Mannesmann AG 202.8 204.8
2 1998 Daimler-Benz AG Chrysler Corp 40.5 36.3
3 1999 Mannesmann AG Orange PLC 32.6 30.2
4 2000 Deutsche Telekom AG VoiceStream Wireless Corp 29.4 30.8
5 1999 Rhone-Poulenc SA Hoechst AG 21.9 20.5
6 2006 Bayer AG Schering AG 21.4 17.0
7 2001 Allianz AG Dresdner Bank AG 19.7 22.5
8 2005 Unicredito Italiano SpA Bayerische Hypo- und Vereins 18.3 15.1
9 2007 Continental AG Siemens VDO Automotive AG 15.6 11.4
10 2007 E ON AG Endesa Italia 14.3 9.1


Switzerland

Rank Year Acquiror** Target** Transaction Value
(bil. USD)
Transaction Value
(bil. EUR)
1 2007 Shareholders Philip Morris International 107.6 68.1
2 2008 Roche Holding AG Genentech Inc 46.7 29.3
3 2008 Novartis AG Alcon Inc 38.3 24.4
4 2012 Glencore International Xstrata 37.4 29.2
5 1996 Sandoz AG Ciba-Geigy AG 30.1 24.0
6 2014 Holcim Lafarge 25.9 18.9
7 1997 Union Bank of Switzerland Schweizerischer Bankverein 23.0 20.7
8 2007 Shareholders British American Tobacco PLC 19.8 12.9
9 2008 Zurich Allied AG Allied Zurich PLC 19.4 20.4
10 2000 Xstrata PLC Falconbridge Ltd 17.4 13.5

* since 01 January 1985 and as of 24 June 2014
** or merger partner


M&A Activity: Number & Value of Announced Transactions


Worldwide

Mergers & Acquisitions - Number & Value (worldwide)

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Europe

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Eastern Europe

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Asia-Pacific

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South East Asia

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North America

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South America

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Mega M&A (Deals > 1 bil. USD)

Mergers & Acquisitions - Number & Value (MegaDeals)

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Hostile M&A

Mergers & Acquisitions - Number & Value (Hostile M&ampA)

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Aerospace & Defense

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Automobiles & Components

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Banks

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Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

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Chemicals

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Consumer Products & Services

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Containers & Packaging

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Energy & Power

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Healthcare Equipment & Supplies

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Insurances

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IT Consulting & Services

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Machinery

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Media & Entertainment

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Retail

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Software

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Telecommunications

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Australia

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Austria

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Belgium

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Brazil

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Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS)

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Canada

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China

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China Abroad

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Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey, South Africa (CIVETS)

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France

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Germany

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Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH)

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India

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Indonesia

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Malaysia

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Mexico

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Netherlands

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Norway

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Pakistan

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Poland

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Portugal

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Russia

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Saudi Arabia

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South Africa

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South Korea

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Singapore

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Spain

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Sweden

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Switzerland

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Thailand

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Turkey

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United Arab Emirates

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United Kingdom

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United States of America

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Vietnam

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All data is based on Announced Mergers & Acquisitions as IMAA analysis of Thomson Financial data unless otherwise stated.

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