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Acquisitions and mergers involving UK firms

Posted on 19 Sep 2019 and read 767 times
Acquisitions and mergers involving UK firmsAccording to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (www.ons.gov.uk), the estimates for the values of both inward and domestic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving UK companies saw notable increases in Q2 2019 (April to June), while outward M&A saw a notable decrease when compared with Q1.

The value of inward M&A (foreign companies abroad acquiring UK companies) was £18.4 billion in Q2, a sizeable increase of £10.8 billion on the £7.6 billion recorded in Q1.

Inward disposals were £0.4 billion, the lowest total since the £0.1 billion seen in Q1 2013.

The value of domestic M&A (UK companies acquiring other UK companies) in Q2 2019 was £2.8 billion, a £1.0 billion increase on the value recorded in Q1.

Meanwhile, the value of outward M&A (UK companies acquiring foreign companies abroad) was £1.5 billion in Q2, a notable fall of £4.6 billion compared with £6.1 billion during Q1.

Outward disposals were £0.6 billion, the lowest total since the £0.5 billion seen in Q4 2017.