Total financial services industry M&A deals in Q1 2019 worth $98.83bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 82.4% over the previous quarter and a rise of 118.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $45.15bn.
Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $83.15bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $83.07bn.
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 Q1 2019 was the US with 237 deals, followed by the UK with 73 and Canada with 23.
In 2019, as of the end of Q1 2019, financial services M&A deals worth $98.83bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 68.2% year on year.
Financial services industry M&A deals in Q1 2019: Top deals
The top five financial services industry M&A deals accounted for 87.6% of the overall value during Q1 2019.
The combined value of the top five financial services industry M&A deals stood at $86.58bn, against the overall value of $98.83bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced financial services industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q1 2019 was $43bn merger of Fidelity National Information Services and Worldpay.
In second place was the $28.24bn merger of BB&T and SunTrust Banks and in third place was BOT Lease and MUFG Bank’s $6.37bn asset transaction with DVB Bank.
The $4.7bn stake acquisition of Oaktree Capital Management by Brookfield Asset Management and merger of Chemical Financial and TCF Financial for $4.27bn held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.
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.