Business Outputs and Developments division
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456455
Frequency of release: Quarterly
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: UK
Survey name(s): Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment in UK Companies by Foreign Companies, Investment in UK Companies by Other UK Companies, Investment in Foreign Companies by UK Companies, Disinvestment in Foreign Companies by UK Companies, Disinvestment in UK Companies by Foreign Companies, Deferred Payment Invested in UK Companies by other UK Companies, Deferred Payment Investment/Disinvestment in Foreign Companies by UK Companies, Deferred Payment Investment/Disinvestment in UK Companies by Foreign Companies
The number of acquisitions and disposals involving UK companies continued on a downward trend in Q1 2013, falling from 154 transactions in Q1 2012 to 60 in Q1 2013, a decrease of 94 deals.
Domestic mergers and acquisitions between UK companies were valued at £1.0 billion in Q1 2013, an increase of approximately £0.3 billion on the previous quarter. However, the number of transactions decreased from 61 in Q4 2012 to 24 in Q1 2013.
Inward acquisitions by foreign companies increased slightly from £2.0 billion in Q4 2012 to £3.2 billion in Q1 2013. The number of transactions fell from 23 in Q4 2012 to 12 in Q1 2013.
The value of acquisitions abroad by UK companies (outward acquisitions) fell from £2.7 billion in Q4 2012 to £0.7 billion in Q1 2013. The number of transactions also decreased from 35 in Q4 2012 to 14 in Q1 2013.
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.