Total financial services industry M&A deals in July 2019 worth $13.52bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 71.7% over the previous month and a drop of 29% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $19.03bn.
Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $6.37bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.5bn.
In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for financial services industry M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in July 2019 was the US with 74 deals, followed by the UK with 25 and China with ten.
In 2019, as of the end of July 2019, financial services M&A deals worth $158.05bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 36.7% year on year.
Financial services industry M&A deals in July 2019: Top deals
The top five financial services industry M&A deals accounted for 76.2% of the overall value during July 2019.
The combined value of the top five financial services M&A deals stood at $10.29bn, against the overall value of $13.52bn recorded for the month.
The top five financial services industry deals of July 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) FWD Group Financial Services’ $3.01bn acquisition of SCB Life Assurance PublicLimited
2) The $2.87bn acquisition of Banco Santander Mexico by Banco Santander
3) Hako Holding GmbH & Co’s $2.04bn acquisition of Xiangcai Securities
4) The $1.8bn asset transaction with United Services Automobile Association by The Charles Schwab
5) Assicurazioni Generali’s acquisition of Seguradoras Unidas for $572.1m.
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.