Total financial services industry deals for January 2020 worth $10.91bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 67.02% over the previous month and a drop of 61% when compared with the last 12-month average of $27.98bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 2.01% over the last 12-month average with 292 deals against the average of 298 deals.
In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $6.35bn.
Financial services industry deals in January 2020: Top deals
The top five financial services deals accounted for 59.5% of the overall value during January 2020.
The combined value of the top five financial services deals stood at $6.49bn, against the overall value of $10.91bn recorded for the month.
The top five financial services industry deals of January 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Further Global Capital Management and Stone Point Capital’s $4.2bn private equity deal with Duff & Phelps
2) The $863.69m acquisition of Caja de Seguros Reunidos, Compania de Seguros y Reaseguros by Helvetia Group
3) Serengeti Asset Management’s $550m venture financing of SecFi
4) The $476.89m acquisition of Sabadell Asset Management by Amundi
5) Clearstream Banking’s acquisition of Fondcenter for $401.62m.
Verdict deals analysis methodology
This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.
GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.
More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.