Total financial services industry M&A deals in November 2019 worth $36.16bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 294.3% over the previous month and a rise of 85.1% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $19.53bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $27.53bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $27.49bn.

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

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in November 2019 was the US with 64 deals, followed by the UK with 26 and China with seven.

In 2019, as of the end of November 2019, financial services M&A deals worth $253.37bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 47.01% year on year.

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

The top five financial services industry M&A deals accounted for 89.8% of the overall value during November 2019.

The combined value of the top five financial services M&A deals stood at $32.47bn, against the overall value of $36.16bn recorded for the month.

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

1) The Charles Schwab’s $26bn acquisition of TD Ameritrade

2) The $3.14bn acquisition of Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles by SIX Group

3) ‘s $1.3bn merger of Advisor Group and Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services

4) The $1.05bn acquisition of Huatai Insurance Group by Chubb

5) Alexandria Pankkiiriliike’s acquisition of Premium Advisors for $983.29m.

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.