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Release: Mergers and Acquisitions Involving UK Companies, Q3 2011

Released: 06 December 2011 Next edition: 06 March 2012
  • The values of inward, outward and domestic acquisitions all decreased in quarter three 2011 compared with the previous quarter.

  • Expenditure on acquisitions in the UK by foreign companies decreased to £3.7 billion in quarter three 2011 from £9.2 billion in quarter two. This is the lowest quarterly value for inward acquisitions reported since quarter two 2010.

  • The value of acquisitions abroad by UK companies fell to £5.8 billion in quarter three 2011 from £10.7 billion in the previous quarter.

  • Expenditure on acquisitions in the UK by UK companies decreased to £1.1 billion in quarter three 2011 from £3.2 billion in quarter two. This is the lowest quarterly value for domestic acquisitions reported since quarter two 2009.

Latest data on domestic and overseas acquisitions and mergers.

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