2023 Factset Review: Top 10 Largest M&A Announcements

The 2023 Factset Review is out now! This must-have publication delivers comprehensive rosters, data, and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded, and cross-border transactions and so much more. The following excerpt comes from Part 5 of the guide: Historical Review.

During the second half of the 1980s, we witnessed the consolidation of multibillion-dollar corporations with record-setting transaction values. This trend collapsed with the beginning of the 1990s but returned in 1996 and peaked in 1999. After the dot-com bubble, momentum returned from 2006 to 2008, but the financial crisis in 2009 halted the momentum, and the trend slowed. Despite a slowdown in M&A activity due to the coronavirus outbreak, five transactions broke into the top 100 rankings for transactions over the last 20 years in 2022.

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In those 20 years the number of annual announcements have varied considerably, ranging from just a single announcement in 2003 to an impressive 12 announcements in 2016. It's also worth noting that, in that 20-year time frame, there wasn't a single year that went without an announcement.

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