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

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Value of cross-border M&A purchases, by sector/industry 2011-2013 

Region/Economy

2011
Purchases

2011
Sales

2012
Purchases

2012
Sales

2013
Purchases

2013
Sales

Total
556 051
556 051
331 651
331 651
348 755
348 755
Primary
93 236
149 065
3 427
51 521
27 229
67 760
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
 381
1 426
-1 423
7 585
 318
7 422
Mining, quarrying and petroleum
92 855
147 639
4 850
43 936
26 911
60 338
Manufacturing
224 316
203 319
138 230
113 110
96 165
125 684
Food, beverages and tobacco
31 541
48 394
31 748
18 526
35 790
53 355
Textiles, clothing and leather
2 236
4 199
2 466
2 191
1 757
4 545
Wood and wood products
 118
2 065
 216
1 428
 500
 566
Paper and paper products
3 630
2 995
3 373
3 115
2 544
2 262
Publishing and printing
- 112
- 190
 65
 31
 16
 20
Coke, petroleum products and nuclear fuel
-2 625
-1 430
-3 748
-1 307
-2 003
- 663
Chemicals and chemical products
35 615
44 690
21 668
13 091
6 212
24 010
Pharmaceuticals
55 523
32 511
19 817
25 433
22 128
9 939
Rubber and plastic products
1 367
2 223
 581
1 718
 368
 760
Metals and metal products
19 449
5 687
9 820
9 662
 647
9 490
Electrical and electronic equipment
38 561
28 279
26 823
22 219
13 506
7 538
Motor vehicles and other transport equipment
10 899
4 299
5 039
6 913
1 058
1 234
Non-metallic mineral products
1 663
 927
 755
1 619
3 609
5 733
Machinery and equipment
14 564
14 251
12 836
1 291
6 804
5 296
Manufacture of furniture
1 976
 135
 100
 121
 39
 21
Other manufacturing
9 912
14 285
6 673
7 060
3 190
1 577
Services
238 499
203 667
189 993
167 020
225 361
155 311
Electricity, gas and water
6 758
21 100
3 116
11 984
7 739
9 988
Construction
-1 466
3 074
2 772
2 253
4 868
3 174
Trade
6 415
15 645
23 228
12 730
-1 591
-4 165
Accommodation and food service activities
 684
1 494
-1 847
- 411
 925
4 537
Transportation and storage
8 576
16 028
9 336
10 439
3 146
5 732
Information and communication
23 228
25 174
17 417
35 172
26 975
31 317
Finance
166 436
64 279
116 121
39 512
155 996
49 292
Business services
26 353
48 321
18 854
43 723
26 642
43 819
Public administration and defense
- 288
2 910
-1 165
3 602
-1 049
4 078
Education
 347
 953
 317
 213
-1 040
 76
Health and social services
 729
2 947
 954
6 636
2 315
4 091
Arts, entertainment and recreation
 526
1 404
 275
 971
 406
1 591
Other service activities
 199
 339
 615
 196
 29
1 780
Note: Cross-border M&A purchases are calculated on a net basis as follows: Purchases of companies abroad by home-based TNCs (-) Sales of foreign affiliates of home-based TNCs.  The data cover only those deals that involved an acquisition of an equity stake of more than 10%.  Data refer to the net purchases by the industry of the ultimate acquiring company.
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