Total financial services industry M&A deals in Q3 2019 worth $57.3bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 21.9% over the previous quarter and a drop of 0.1% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $58.12bn.
Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $33.73bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $28.35bn.
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 Q3 2019 was the US with 221 deals, followed by the UK with 65 and Canada with 21.
In 2019, as of the end of Q3 2019, financial services M&A deals worth $206.23bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 43.9% year on year.
Financial services industry M&A deals in Q3 2019: Top deals
The top five financial services industry M&A deals accounted for 69.04% of the overall value during Q3 2019.
The combined value of the top five financial services M&A deals stood at $39.56bn, against the overall value of $57.3bn recorded for the month.
The top five financial services industry deals of Q3 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) London Stock Exchange Group’s $27bn acquisition of Refinitiv
2) The $3.5bn acquisition of Assurance IQ by Prudential Financial
3) Mastercard’s $3.18bn asset transaction with Nets
4) The $3.01bn acquisition of SCB Life Assurance Public by FWD Group Financial Services
5) Banco Santander’s acquisition of Banco Santander Mexico for $2.87bn.
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.