Top Industries for M&A in 2016

Overview

What industries drove the most M&A in 2016? Six of the 12 major industry sectors each accounted for at least 10 percent of activity for the full year, representing the most balanced sector breakdown since record keeping began in the 1980’s. Energy and power, technology and materials came out on top with energy and power accounting for more than $608 billion in deal value, an increase of 15 percent compared to 2015.

Source: Thomson Reuters, data represents target nation region