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882. Mergers and Acquisitions--Summary

[Covers transactions valued at $5 million or more. Values based on transactions for which price data revealed. All activity includes mergers, acquisitions, acquisitions of partial interest that involve a 40% stake in the target or an investment of at least $100 million, divestitures, and leveraged transactions that result in a change in ownership. Divestiture: sale of a business, division, or subsidiary by corporate owner to another party. Leveraged buyout: acquisition of a business in which buyers use mostly borrowed money to finance purchase price and incorporate debt into capital structure of business after change in ownership]

 
Item Unit 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
 
All activity: Number Number 2,087 2,243 1,719 2,497 2,479 2,970 3,752 4,239 3,446 3,502 3,722 4,383 4,981 5,639 8,770 9,634 9,599
    Value Bil. dol. 72.9 153.2 149.6 223.1 198.8 281.8 316.8 205.6 141.5 125.3 420.4 524.9 895.8 1,059.3 1,610.3 2,480.2 3,401.6
  Divestitures: Number Number 733 801 780 1,090 1,004 1,274 1,615 1,907 1,759 1,598 1,993 2,005 2,227 2,423 3,189 3,304 3,184
    Value Bil. dol. 22.2 44.8 51 84.7 77.8 115.8 94.9 90.8 61.4 57.2 213.4 236.9 365.3 319.0 616.2 554.8 677.7
  Leveraged buyouts: Number Number 44 106 154 233 208 291 293 177 171 199 621 173 206 169 198 238 344
    Value Bil. dol. 2.5 15.3 16.3 46.5 40.5 55.2 75.5 17.6 7.3 7.2 1.64 10.6 23.6 17.4 24.1 27.2 58.1
Foreign acquisitions of US
companies:
  Number Number (NA) (NA) 259 345 365 536 693 773 504 361 (NA) (NA) 80 73 441 483 566
  Value Bil. dol. (NA) (NA) 27.9 31.4 55.3 66 69.2 56.4 29.1 17.6 (NA) (NA) 3.5 2.9 64.8 232.5 282.6
US acquisitions overseas:
  Number Number (NA) (NA) 91 111 162 223 347 392 402 455 197 207 317 364 539 746 651
  Value Bil. dol. (NA) (NA) 3.7 3.4 6.9 11.1 27.1 20.5 14.8 13.7 19.5 21.1 62.6 59.3 87.8 127.8 166.1


NA Not available.

Source: Thomson Financial Securities Data, Newark, NJ, Mergers & Corporate Transactions Database (copyright). http://www.ventureeconomics.com/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/882_mergers_and_acquisitions_summary.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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