Total financial services industry M&A deals in May 2019 worth $22.56bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 550% over the previous month and a rise of 105.4% when compared with the last 12-month average of $10.98bn.

The US held an 87.05% share of the global financial services industry M&A deal value that totalled $25.92bn in May 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 68 deals during May 2019, marking a decrease of 19.05% over the previous month and a drop of 6.9% over the 12-month average.

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The US financial services industry M&A deals in May 2019: Top deals

The top five financial services industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during May 2019.

The combined value of the top five financial services industry M&A deals stood at $22.56bn, against the overall value of $22.56bn recorded for the month. The top announced financial services industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in May 2019 was $21.5bn merger of Global Payments and Total System Services.

In second place was the $750m acquisition of United Capital Financial Partners by The Goldman Sachs Group and in third place was the $200.3m merger of Heritage Commerce and Presidio Bank.

The $57m asset transaction with Mercer by Morneau Shepell and Federated Investors’ asset transaction with PNC Capital Advisors for $52m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.