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Top Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Deals

Top M&A Deals Worldwide

The largest M&A deals worldwide since 2000:

Rank Year

Acquirer

Target

Transaction Value
(in Mil. USD)

1 2000 Merger: America Online Inc. (AOL) Time Warner 164,747
2 2000 Glaxo Wellcome Plc. SmithKline Beecham Plc. 75,961
3 2004 Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. Shell Transport & Trading Co 74,559
4 2006 AT&T Inc. BellSouth Corporation 72,671
5 2001 Comcast Corporation AT&T Broadband & Internet Svcs 72,041
6 2004 Sanofi-Synthelabo SA Aventis SA 60,243
7 2000 Spin-off: Nortel Networks Corporation   59,974
8 2002 Pfizer Inc. Pharmacia Corporation 59,515
9 2004 Merger: JP Morgan Chase & Co. Bank One Corporation 58,761
10 2006 Pending: E.on AG Endesa SA 56,266

Source: Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances Research, Thomson Financial

Top M&A Deals in Europe

The largest M&A deals in Europe since 2000:

Rank Year

Acquirer

Target

Deal Value (in Mil. USD)

1 2000 Glaxo Wellcome Plc. SmithKline Beecham Plc. 75,961
2 2004 Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. Shell Transport & Trading Co 74,559
3 2004 Sanofi-Synthelabo SA Aventis SA 60,243
4 2006 Pending: E.on AG Endesa SA 56,266
5 2000 France Telecom SA Orange Plc. 45,967
6 2006 Pending: Suez SA Gaz de France SA 39,505
7 2006 Merger: Banca Intesa SpA SanPaolo IMI SpA 37,624
8 2006 Mittal Steel Co. NV Arcelor SA 32,240
9 2005 Telefónica SA O2 Plc. 31,659
10 2006 Merger: Statoil ASA Norsk Hydro ASA 30,793

Source: Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances Research, Thomson Financial

Top M&A Deals in Asia-Pacific

The largest M&A deals in Asia-Pacific since 2000:

Rank Year

Acquirer

Target

Deal Value (in Mil. USD)

1 2005 Merger: Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group Inc. UFJ Holdings Inc. 41,431
2 2000 Pacific Century CyberWorks Ltd. Cable & Wireless HKT 37,442
3 2000 Beijing Mobile, Shanghai Mobile, Tianjin Mobile Ltd., Hebei Mobile Ltd., Liaoning Mobile
Ltd., Shandong Ltd., and Guangxi Mobile Ltd.
China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. 34,008
4 2003 Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan Resona Bank Ltd. 16,650
5 2000 Sanwa Bank Ltd. Tokai Bank Ltd. 14,984
6 2006 BB Mobile Corporation Vodafone KK 14,332
7 2007 Pending: Citigroup Inc. Nikko Cordial Corporation 13,588
8 2007 Pending: Vodafone Group Plc. Hutchison Essar Ltd. 13,060
9 2005 Ito-Yokado Co. Ltd. Seven-Eleven Japan Co. Ltd. 12,483
10 2006 Cemex SAB de CV Rinker Group Ltd. 11,636

Source: Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances Research, Thomson Financial

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