Written by edgaragentsdb on May 17, 2017

There were plenty of mergers and acquisitions this first quarter, but the deal-making slowed down around April this year. In the week ending May 12, there were 26 mergers and acquisitions, excluding bids, disposals, plans and all other activity that didn’t end in final agreements.  Most deals were done in the energy, technology and healthcare industries and most of the deals were acquisitions. The chart below breaks it down.





Exchange: Ticker

Adidas/KPS Capital Partners Acquisiton Apparel ETR: ADS/Private
Al Borg Medical Laboratories/Anglo Arabian Healthcare Acquisiton Healthcare Private/Private
Apple/Beddit Acquisiton Technology NASDAQ:AAPL/
Archer Daniels Midland Co. Acquisiton Agricultural NYSE:ADM/
ChemChina/Syngenta/Swiss pesticide Acquisiton $43 billion Agricultural NASDAQ:SNP
Coach Inc./Kate Spade & Co. Acquisiton $2.4 billion Apparel NYSE:COH/NYSE:KATE
Coca-Cola South Africa/Africa Pioneer Group/SABmiller Acquisiton Food & Beverages CCBSA/pty APG/SAB
Comcast Corp./Charter Communications Inc Merger Technology CMCSA:US/NASDAQ:CHTR
DHX Media Ltd/Iconix Brand Group Inc. Acquisiton $345 million Media NASDAQ: DHXM/NASDAQ:ICON
Durect Corp/Novartis AG Merger $293 million Healthcare NASDAQ:DRRX/NYSE:NVS
Endeavour Energy/Macquarie Group Ltd Acquisiton $5.61 billion Energy Private/ASX:MQG
Exxon Mobile Corp/Jurong Aromatics Acquisiton Energy NYSE:XOM/Private
Fortis Inc/Teck Resources Acquisiton $875 million Energy NYSE:FTS/NYSE:TECK
Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd/Showa Shell Sekiyu KK Merger Energy TYO:5019/TYO:5002
INC Research Holdings/inVentiv Health Inc Merger $4.6 billion Healthcare NASDAQ:INCR/NASDAQ:VTIV
Japan Post Holdings/Nomura Real Estate Holdings Acquisiton Real Estate TYO:6178/TYO:3231
Linde/Praxair Merger $70 billion Energy ETR:LIN/NYSE:PX
Omnia Holdings Acquisiton Energy JSE:OMN
PrivateBancorp/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Acquisiton $3.6 billion Financial NASDAQ:PVTB/NYSE:CM
Sinclair Broadcast Group/Tribune Media Co. Acquisiton $3.9 billion Media NASDAQ:SBGI/NYSE:TRCO
Snapdeal/Flipkart/Nexus/SoftBank Group Acquisiton Technology Private/Private/NASDAQ:NXGIF/PINX:SFTBF
TPG Growth/Medical Solutions Acquisiton $500 million Healthcare Private/AMSJF:US
Verizon Communications Inc/Straight Path Communications Acquisiton $3.1 billion Technology
Vivarte/Hopps Group Acquisiton $1.4 billion Apparel Private/Private
West Corp./Apollo Global Managment LLC Acquisiton $2 billion Technology NASDAQ:WSTC/NYSE:APO

Source: Reuters