Total financial services industry M&A deals in August 2019 worth $36.68bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 171.5% over the previous month and a rise of 69.6% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $21.63bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $30.95bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $27.76bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for financial services industry M&A deals globally, followed by Asia-Pacific and then Europe.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in August 2019 was the US with 69 deals, followed by the UK with 16 and Canada with eight.

In 2019, as of the end of August 2019, financial services M&A deals worth $199.03bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 54.4% year on year.

Financial services industry M&A deals in August 2019: Top deals

The top five financial services industry M&A deals accounted for 91.6% of the overall value during August 2019.

The combined value of the top five financial services M&A deals stood at $33.61bn, against the overall value of $36.68bn recorded for the month.

The top five financial services industry deals of August 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) London Stock Exchange Group’s $27bn acquisition of Refinitiv

2) The $3.18bn asset transaction with Nets by Mastercard

3) Brookfield Business Partners’ $1.93bn acquisition of Genworth MI Canada

4) The $753.3m acquisition of Frank Cowan and The Guarantee of North America by Intact Financial

5) Allianz’s asset transaction with Sul America for $741.72m.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.