Sunday, January 09, 2011

Global M&A volume exceeded $2.8 trillion in 2010

According to the Economist, America remained the top destination for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2010. American companies were targets in 9,676 deals worth $895 billion last year, up from 7,338 deals worth $797.1 billion in 2009.

Britain was the next-most-popular target in terms of the value of deals inked. But China occupied the second spot measured by the number of transactions. 

The financial industry saw the largest volume of M&A, but the oil industry took the top spot in value terms. Globally, M&A deals were worth $2.8 trillion last year, up from $2.3 trillion in 2009.

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