Dealogic data shows 2015 M&A volume surpasses $5 trillion

Dec 28, 2015, 16:52 ET from Dealogic

NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first year ever, global M&A volume in 2015 surpassed $5 trillion, according to Dealogic data.

This record-setting volume breaks the previous record of $4.6 trillion set in 2007, by 9%. There were 10 $50bn+ M&A transactions announced in 2015 worth a combined $798.9bn. That's five deals more than the previous record high activity set in 1998, 1999, and 2014. US targeted M&A ($2.5tr) accounts for half of 2015 volume and seven of the top 10 transactions.

Healthcare ($723.7bn) and Technology ($713.1bn) were the leading sectors. The biggest deals announced in 2015 were Pfizer and Allergan's pending $160bn merger, followed by Anheuser-Busch InBev's $117.4bn bid for SABMiller, two of only eight $100bn+ transactions announced on record.

Top 10 Announced M&A Transactions 2015 YTD


Announced Date

Completion Date

Deal Value $bn

Acquiror

Target

Target Nationality

Target Industry

23-Nov-15

Pending

160.0

Pfizer

Allergan

United States

Healthcare

7-Oct-15

Pending

117.4

Anheuser-Busch InBev

SABMiller

United Kingdom

Food & Beverage

8-Apr-15

Pending

81.5

Royal Dutch Shell

BG

United Kingdom

Oil & Gas

26-May-15

Pending

79.6

Charter Communications

Time Warner Cable

United States

Telecom

11-Dec-15

Pending

68.6

Dow Chemical

El du Pont de Nemours

United States

Chemicals

12-Oct-15

Pending

66.0

Dell

EMC

United States

Technology

25-Mar-15

2-Jul-15

62.6

HJ Heinz

Kraft Foods

United States

Food & Beverage

20-Jun-15

Pending

55.2

Anthem

Cigna

United States

Healthcare

22-Jun-15

Pending

55.0

Energy Transfer Equity

Williams Companies

United States

Oil & Gas

9-Jan-15

3-Jun-15

53.1

Cheung Kong (Holdings)

Hutchison Whampoa (50.0%)

Hong Kong

Holding Companies









 

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