A culmination of macro, competitive and regulatory pressures spurred M&A activity in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector.

Author: Gilly Wright
Project Coordinator: S.J. Yun

Click For: Value By Sector/Industry | # of M&A's By Sector/Industry


Number of cross-border M&A sales, by sector/industry, 2011-2013 

Sector/Industry

2011
Sales

2011
Purchases

2012
Sales

2012
Purchases

2013
Sales

2013
Purchases

Total
10 397
10 397
9 794
9 794
8 624
8 624
Primary
1 150
 783
 959
 638
 732
 474
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
 124
 66
 99
 64
 107
 47
Mining, quarrying and petroleum
1 026
 717
 860
 574
 625
 427
Manufacturing
2 911
2 485
2 819
2 258
2 459
1 965
Food, beverages and tobacco
 383
 293
 367
 274
 337
 266
Textiles, clothing and leather
 95
 68
 105
 60
 76
 63
Wood and wood products
 152
 93
 121
 81
 131
 78
Publishing and printing
 37
 28
 23
 14
 19
 8
Coke, petroleum products and nuclear fuel
 34
 23
 29
 23
 19
 18
Chemicals and chemical products
 551
 431
 488
 398
 455
 386
Rubber and plastic products
 95
 54
 102
 47
 82
 41
Non-metallic mineral products
 108
 94
 87
 79
 97
 59
Metals and metal products
 303
 241
 269
 217
 238
 169
Machinery and equipment
 319
 294
 323
 263
 297
 232
Electrical and electronic equipment
 469
 521
 548
 520
 403
 398
Motor vehicles and other transport equipment
 174
 189
 175
 155
 147
 138
Other manufacturing
 191
 156
 182
 127
 158
 109
Services
6 336
7 129
6 016
6 898
5 433
6 185
Electricity, gas and water
 422
 239
 356
 200
 323
 169
Construction
 194
 123
 171
 108
 155
 93
Trade
 783
 493
 773
 496
 673
 413
Accommodation and food service activities
 220
 81
 217
 60
 216
 55
Transportation and storage
 438
 254
 423
 217
 370
 205
Information and communication
 902
 677
 827
 648
 734
 565
Finance
1 088
3 882
1 030
3 892
 876
3 515
Business services
1 941
1 173
1 878
1 049
1 736
 925
Public administration and defense
 22
 71
 19
 89
 11
 85
Education
 53
 30
 43
 21
 53
 21
Health and social services
 156
 46
 142
 55
 174
 63
Arts, entertainment and recreation
 68
 33
 99
 40
 68
 38
Other service activities
 49
 27
 38
 23
 44
 38
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