Mergers and Acquisitions - Largest M&A Deals, 2009 and 2008

 

LARGEST M&A 2009

 

M&A Top Fifteen Worldwide Announced Deals 2009

Rank

  Date Target (%Sought/Acquired)   
Acquiror Acquiror / Target Nation Rank Value (US$m) Target Macro / Mid industry
1 1/26/2009 Wyeth (100%) Pfizer Inc United States / United States 64,479.70 Healthcare / Pharmaceuticals
2 6/5/2009 Rio Tinto PLC-WA Iron Ore Asts (100%) BHP Billiton-WA Iron Ore Asts Australia / Australia 58,000.00 Materials / Metals & Mining
3 3/9/2009 Schering-Plough Corp (100%) Merck & Co Inc United States / United States 45,704.40 Healthcare / Pharmaceuticals
4 6/1/2009 General Motors-Cert Assets (100%) Vehicle Acq Holdings LLC United States / United States 42,979.50 Industrials / Automobiles & Components
5 2/26/2009 RBS HM Treasury United Kingdom / United Kingdom 41,878.70 Financials / Banks
6 12/14/2009 XTO Energy Inc (100%) Exxon Mobil Corp United States / United States 40,659.10 Energy and Power / Oil & Gas
7 11/3/2009 Burlington Northern Santa Fe (78.1%) Berkshire Hathaway Inc United States / United States 35,948.00 Industrials / Transportation & Infrastructure
8 7/30/2009 Citigroup Inc (38.81%) Preferred Shareholders Unknown / United States 28,078.30 Financials / Banks
9 11/2/2009 Cenovus Energy Inc (100%) Shareholders Canada / Canada 23,312.90 Energy and Power / Oil & Gas
10 9/7/2009 Cadbury PLC (100%) Kraft Foods Inc United States / United Kingdom 19,255.40 Consumer Staples / Food and Beverage
11 3/23/2009 Petro-Canada (100%) Suncor Energy Inc Canada / Canada 18,245.80 Energy and Power / Oil & Gas
12 5/4/2009 Liberty Entertainment Inc (100%) DirecTV Group Inc United States / United States 14,499.10 Media and Entertainment / Cable
13 12/3/2009 NBC Universal Inc (100%) Comcast Corp United States / United States 14,400.00 Media and Entertainment / Broadcasting
14 2/20/2009 Endesa SA (25.01%) Enel SpA Italy / Spain 13,470.00 Energy and Power / Power
15 6/11/2009 Barclays Global Investors Ltd (100%) BlackRock Inc United States / United States 13,345.20 Financials / Asset Management

 

 

LARGEST M&A 2008

 

M&A Top Fifteen Worldwide Announced Deals 2008

Rank
 Date Target (%Sought/Acquired)   
Acquiror Acquiror / Target Nation Rank Value (US$m) Target Macro / Mid industry
1 3/18/2008 Philip Morris Intl Inc (100%) Shareholders Switzerland / Switzerland 112,955.20 Consumer Staples / Tobacco
2 6/11/2008 Anheuser-Busch Cos Inc (100%) InBev NV Belgium / United States 60,408.10 Consumer Staples / Food and Beverage
3 9/15/2008 Merrill Lynch & Co Inc (100%) Bank of America Corp United States / United States 48,766.20 Financials / Brokerage
4 7/21/2008 Genentech Inc (47.6%) Roche Holding AG Switzerland / United States 43,655.40 Healthcare / Biotechnology
5 5/21/2008 Time Warner Cable Inc (85.2%) Shareholders United States / United States 42,129.70 Media and Entertainment / Cable
6 6/5/2008 Alltel Corp (100%) Verizon Wireless Inc United States / United States 28,100.00 Telecommunications / Wireless
7 4/7/2008 Alcon Inc (52%) Novartis AG Switzerland / United States 27,733.70 Healthcare / Pharmaceuticals
8 10/13/2008 RBS (57.94%) HM Treasury United Kingdom / United Kingdom 26,062.90 Financials / Banks
9 9/18/2008 HBOS PLC (100%) Lloyds TSB Group PLC United Kingdom / United Kingdom 25,439.50 Financials / Banks
10 4/28/2008 William Wrigley Jr Co (100%) Mars Inc United States / United States 23,194.20 Consumer Staples / Food and Beverage
11 9/29/2008 Fortis Bank Nederland(Holding) (100%) Netherlands Netherlands / Netherlands 23,137.30 Financials / Banks
12 7/30/2008 Union Fenosa SA (49.5%) Gas Natural SDG SA Spain / Spain 22,750.20 Energy and Power / Power
13 8/8/2008 British American Tobacco PLC (27.1%) Shareholders Switzerland / United Kingdom 19,826.70 Consumer Staples / Tobacco
14 7/10/2008 Rohm & Haas Co (100%) Dow Chemical Co United States / United States 18,585.10 Materials / Chemicals
15 5/13/2008 St George Bank Ltd (100%)
Westpac Banking Corp Australia / Australia 17,933.00 Financials / Banks

 

Source: Thomson Reuters - Financial League Tables

 

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