Biggest M&A in 2020: The Corona epidemic has severely affected business activities across the world this year. This has had an impact not only on business but also on business deals. According to information provided by the Institute of Merger, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) on the Wesabyte, mergers and acquisitions activities have decreased this year compared to last year. Not only their number but also their value has come down. So far this year, there have been 39,68 M&A (merger and acquisitions), valued at about 176.03 lakh crore rupees ($ 2.39 lakh crore). Last year, there were 49,327 mergers and acquisitions in 2019, valued at about Rs 248.06 lakh crore ($ 3.37 lakh crore).
This year’s biggest M&A Unilever N.V. Has been It merged with Unilever plc. The deal was valued at about 5.96 lakh crore rupees (8100 million US dollars).
Unilever plc-unilever nv
The biggest M&A of this year took place between Unilever plc and Unilever NV. In October, Unilever plc shareholders approved the company’s plan to merge Unilever NV into Unilever plc. This visay was completed last month. Earlier both companies were listed on separate stock exchange. The deal was worth about 5.96 lakh crore rupees (8100 million US dollars).
S&P Global-IHS Market
The second largest M&A of this year was IHS market and S&P. Earlier this month, S&P Global agreed to buy IHS Market for Rs 3.24 lakh crore ($ 4400 million). Unilever brought one of its group legal structures under a single parent company. If this is not an example of M&A, the purchase of IHS Market by S&P Global is the biggest corporate takeover of this year. The acquisition will add to S & P Global’s data analytics capabilities.
Nvidia Corporation – British entity of Softbank Group
Japan’s SoftBank Group announced in September that it would sell its British chip designer company to American chip company NVIDEO. The value of this deal is 2.94 lakh crores (US $ 4000 crores). The deal is expected to be completed by March 2022.
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone-NTT DOCOMO
In September, Japan’s top cellphone service provider company NTT DoCoMo Inc. decided to hand over 100 percent control to its parent company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation. The value of this deal is about 2.94 lakh crore rupees (4 thousand US dollars).
Another biggest deal that is going to happen this year is between AstraZeneca and Alexoyan Forma. A few days ago, AstroZeneca announced plans to buy 2.94 lakh crore rupees (4 thousand crore dollars) to Alexoyan Forma. Under this deal, companies from two different fields of drug research will be one. Alexoyan’s main focus is on rare diseases and AstraZeneca’s main focus is on cancer, diabetes and respiratory conditions medicines.