2019 FactSet Mergerstat Review–UK Edition

July 2019 PDF

FactSet Mergerstat

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

PLEASE NOTE: This publication will deliver in mid-July 2019.

The 2019 FactSet Mergerstat ReviewUK Edition is a new resource that is the cornerstone of any mergers and acquisitions (M&A) library. This must-have resource delivers 20 years of data and statistics on M&A transactions that involve UK companies, including privately held, publicly traded, and cross-border transactions, as well as unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales.

An alternative to pricier M&A databases, each annual edition is sourced from FactSet Mergerstat's leading global mergers and acquisitions database, and expert analysts verify all the data. The 2019 edition includes company information, transaction details, and detailed pricing multiples and stock premiums, which can be used in any comparable transaction analysis or client presentation. Use this must-have resource to anchor your research and augment your M&A data.

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  • Access the most comprehensive public- and private-company transaction data available for the UK: Explore 20 years of public- and private-company transactions, both domestic and cross-border, to understand major trends of M&A activity in the UK

  • Understand the breakdown of deal activity: Analyse transactions in 21 industry sectors to discover the most active and inactive industry verticals for M&A activity

  • Have a baseline guide for any comparable transaction analysis: View comprehensive rosters of current M&A activity with insight on detailed transaction multiples as well as historical median and average pricing multiples by industry sector

  • Identify M&A trends related to economic conditions in the marketplace: Access unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales

  • Benchmark sector trends: Explore a comprehensive list of termination fee data by transaction, detailed by amount and percentage of deal size

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Summary of charts
Letter From the Editor

Part One: Statistical Analysis

1.Aggregate Merger and Acquisition Announcements
2.Composition of Aggregate Net Merger and Acquisition Announcements 3.Method of Payment P/E Offered
5.Premium Offered
6. Divestitures
7.Publicly Traded Sellers
8.Privately Owned Sellers
9. Foreign Sellers
10.Aggressive Buyers
11.2018 Mergerstat® Financial Advisor Ranking
12.2018 Mergerstat® Legal Advisor Ranking
13.Termination Fees*
14.Private Equity Snapshot 2018

Part Two: Sector Analysis

15.Mergerstat® Sector Groups
16.Sector Activity
17.Sector Multiples
18.Sector Premiums
19.Sector Composition
20.Cross-Border Activity by Sector

Part Three: Geographical Analysis

21.UK Sellers and Buyers by Region
22.Foreign Buyers
23.Foreign Sellers

Part Four: Current Year Rosters

24.Private Equity Transactions
25.Completed/Pending Transactions with Pricing Disclosed
26.Cancelled Transactions With Pricing Disclosed;
27.Transactions With Either Buyer or Seller Termination Fees Disclosed 28.Composition of Mergerstat® Review $1 Billion Club 2018
29. Top 100 Global Transactions

Part Five: Historical Review

30.20-Year Statistical Review
31.Record Holders
32.100 Largest Announcements in the Last 20 Years
33.Largest Announcements in the Last 20 Years by Sector 

Part Six: Transactions by SIC

34. 2018 List of Transactions by Seller SIC Code

Glossary of Terms Index
Mergerstat® Sector Classifications