Switzerland

M&A Report 

In addition to our M&A Yearbook we create a quarterly M&A reports that reflect the activities of the Swiss M&A market.

 

Swiss companies were involved in a total of 153 deals both in Switzerland and abroad during the first half of 2014. Several of those transactions were valued at over USD 1 billion, a fact that both highlights the market's momentum and shows that the high volume was not merely the result of a few major events. With deals worth a total of USD 114.0 billion, the first half of 2014 even exceeds the record set during the first half of 2012 by USD 22.9 billion. Compared to the caution seen last year when the total value of deals reported during the first half of 2013 came to a mere USD 14.9 billion, the lowest it had been since the second half of 2009, indicators are now showing a truly flourishing M&A market.

Top Swiss M&A transactions from January to June 2014

 

Announced date Target Stake Target country Bidder Bidder country Value (USDm)

Apr 2014

Lafarge SA

100

France

Holcim Ltd

Switzerland

 39'968

Apr 2014 Oncology Devision (GlaxoSmithKline PLC)

100

United Kingdom Novartis AG Switzerland

 16'000

Feb 2014 Share Buy-Back L'Oreal SA

8

France L'Oreal SA France

 8'235

Apr 2014 Division Vaccines (Novartis AG)

100

Switzerland GlaxoSmithKline PLC United Kingdom

7'100

May 2014 Las Bambas copper mine (Glencore International AG)

100

Switzerland Konsortium aus anonymen Unternehmen Unknown Investors

5'846

Apr 2014 Division Animal Health (Novartis AG)

100

Switzerland Eli Lilly & Co United States

5'400

Feb 2014 MultiPlan, Inc.

100

United States Partners Group Holding; Starr Investment Holdings, LLC Switzerland

4'400

Mar 2014 Commodities Unit (JP Morgan Chase)

100

United States Mercuria Energy Trading SA Switzerland

3'472

Jan 2014 Foster Wheeler AG

100

Switzerland Amec Plc United Kingdom

2'851

Jun 2014 The Nuance Group AG

100

Switzerland Dufry AG Switzerland

1'728

 

Number and value of deals per quarter

 


M&A Yearbook

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The "M&A Yearbook" provides an overview of the mergers and acquisitions in Switzerland over the last year well as an outlook for the coming year.