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This Market Tracker trend report provides in-depth analysis of the 66 firm and 45 possible offers made for quoted companies subject to the Takeover Code in 2019. It includes insight into public M&A trends and what we might expect to see in 2020 and beyond.
Public M&A deal volume increased significantly in 2019 (66 firm offers) compared with 2018 (42 firm offers). However, this was offset by a decline in deal value, with aggregate deal value of £53.6bn (2018: £122.1bn) and average deal value of £812m (2018: £2.9bn).
Of the 66 firm offers announced in 2019, 13 (20%) had a deal value over £1bn. The largest deal was Takeaway.com ‘s £6.3bn offer for Just Eat, which was also the subject of a £5.5bn competing bid from Prosus.
2019 saw recor
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Market Tracker is a unique service for corporate lawyers housed within Lexis®PSL Corporate. It features a powerful transaction data analysis tool for accessing, analysing and comparing the specific features of corporate transactions, with a comprehensive and searchable library of deal documentation across 14 different deal types. The Market Tracker product also includes news and analysis of key corporate deals and activity and in-depth analysis of recent trends in corporate transactions.
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