Agent / Broker Merger & Acquisition Statistics
by Timothy J. Cunningham & Dan P. Menzer
Agent / Broker Merger & Acquisition Summary
M&A Activity during 2016 fell just short of the 2015 count, with reported transactions in the US and Canada down slightly from 456 in 2015 to 449 in 2016, but still the second highest level of M&A activity on record.
Breaking the data down into quarterly activity levels, we’ve now had nine quarters in a row with greater than 100 transactions.
Private-equity backed firms (“PE-backed”) continue to dominate the buyer landscape, holding steady at 53% of the total transactions in 2016, up from only 21% in 2008 while most of the other buyer categories have shown declines over the same period: