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The trend over time also shows that while North American buyers have accounted for a relatively steady share of M&A exit volume, they have been responsible for a growing share of total exit value over the past five years, though a few larger M&A transactions led by European buyers has shifted the dial back somewhat in 2020.

Share of exits by North American buyers


  • Share of total number of exits (%)
  • Share of total value of exits (%)
All data excludes the following: biotech, secondary transactions, debt, lending capital, and grants. Please also note that the data excludes Israel. 2020 data is up to September 2020.