Figure 3: Value and number of acquisitions in the UK by foreign companies, Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2006 to Quarter 2 (Apr to Jun) 2017
Source: Office for National Statistics
At Quarter 1 2010, the deal identification threshold for the mergers and acquisitions surveys was raised from £0.1 million to £1.0 million. There is therefore a discontinuity in the number of transactions reported as illustrated in the figure.
All values are at current prices (See Source of data for definition).