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M&A : Outward : Value of disposals : £m

£ 1,041 m

2017 Q2

Release date:
5 September 2017

Next release:
5 December 2017
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Mergers and acquisitions involving UK companies: April to June 2017

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  • During the second quarter (Apr to Jun) of 2017 the value of successful mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving UK companies saw a notable increase when compared with the values seen in the first Quarter 1 ( Jan to Mar) of 2017.
  • There were a total of 155 successfully domestic and cross-border acquisitions and disposals involving UK companies worth £30.0 billion in Quarter 2 2017, compared with 214 transactions valued at £16.5 billion in Quarter 1 2017.
  • The increase total activity was driven by acquisitions made abroad by UK companies; there were 24 such transactions in Quarter 2 2017 worth £18.3 billion. This was the largest value for outward M&A transactions recorded since Quarter 1 2011 (£19.8 billion), which reflected one high-value transaction.
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