All the top 2010 public company transactions in one place...

After large declines in the activity of mergers and acquisitions in 2008 and 2009, the soon-to-be-released 2011 Mergerstat Review reports they are on the increase.

The number of mergers and acquisitions announced in 2010 was 9,116. This represents an increase of about 34% from 2009. The total value of announced mergers and acquisitions that disclosed a purchase price increased by about 24%.

In 2010, there were 364 acquisitions of publicly traded companies at an average dollar value offered of $713 million.  For comparison, there were 292 acquisitions in 2009 with an average dollar value offered of $991 million.  In addition to providing individual deal data, such as payment methods and premiums, the Review also indicates which industries are most active and how their premiums, TIC/EBITDA, TIC/EBIT and P/E averages, compare to the market as a whole.

The 2011 edition – which is available exclusively through BVR – now includes the Mergerstat Monthly Review, a monthly summary (in PDF) of deals, trends and industry spotlights for anyone who purchases the Review.  To order, click here.