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Statistics on mergers and acquisitions

On Behalf of | Dec 28, 2020 | Business & Commercial Law

Whether you run a successful company that has operated for many years or you are thinking about creating a business, there are a wide variety of legal factors to take into consideration. Sometimes, business owners decide that moving forward with a merger or acquisition is a smart move that could help their company reach new heights. However, there are many important factors to consider before moving ahead with a merger.

It is also helpful for business owners thinking about a merger or acquisition to go over statistics on these deals. In fact, mergers and acquisitions have become increasingly common in recent years.

The prevalence of mergers and acquisitions

According to data provided by, there were more than 20,000 mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. over the course of 2019. The value of these transactions exceeds $1.5 trillion, according to estimates. Moreover, these figures represent an increase in comparison to the number of mergers and acquisitions in previous years. Many of these deals involved technology services, the alcoholic beverages industry as well as the oil and gas industry.

Moving forward with a merger or acquisition

Before you go through with a merger or transaction, you need to carefully go over the details of the deal and ensure that your interests are safeguarded. Carefully review all documents and make sure that you address any areas of concern and find answers to any questions you have before moving forward with a merger, acquisition or any other type of business transaction. When executed successfully, these deals help businesses grow in multiple ways.