Skip to content

Release: Mergers and Acquisitions involving UK companies, Q1 2013

Released: 04 June 2013 Next edition: 03 September 2013
  • 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.

Latest data on domestic and overseas acquisitions and mergers.

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Content from the Office for National Statistics.
© Crown Copyright applies unless otherwise stated.