After reaching a peak of 246 in March 2021, the total number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals fell considerably in April 2021 and has continued around that level, reaching 131 in June 2021 Chart title: The number of monthly M&A deals involving UK co
In April to June 2021 the total value of inward M&A was £27.7 billion, £19.4 billion higher than in Jan to Mar 2021, when it was £8.3 billion Chart title: Inward mergers and acquisitions (M&A) during Qu
The value of domestic M&A was £10.6 billion in April to June 2021, up £6.1 billion on the previous quarter’s figure, which was £4.5 billion Chart title: Domestic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Quar
Outward M&A was valued at £6.0 billion in April to June 2021, £4.3 billion higher than in the previous three months, when it was £1.7 billion Chart title: Outward mergers and acquisitions (M&A) during Q

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