Top 10 M&A Deals Germany - December 2018*

With the friendly support of BUREAU VAN DIJK (www.bvdinfo.com) IR.on AG informs monthly about the ten most important M&A transactions with German companies involved. 

M&A December 2018*

Deal value € millionCompleted dateTarget nameTarget countryAcquiror nameAcquiror CountryVendor nameDeal type

1

3,400.00*

03-12-18

MERCK LTD

IN

PROCTER & GAMBLE OVERSEAS INDIA BV

NL

MERCK INTERNATIONALE BETEILIGUNGEN GMBH

Acquisition 51.8%

2

2,050.00*

31-12-18

RENK AG

DE

VOLKSWAGEN AG

DE

MAN SE

Acquisition 76% and 100%

3

1,500.00*

31-12-18

ARLANXEO HOLDING BV

NL

ARAMCO OVERSEAS HOLDINGS COOPERATIEF UA

NL

LANXESS AG

Acquisition increased from 50% to 100%

4

1,500.00*

05-12-18

COVESTRO AG

DE

COVESTRO AG

DE

Share buyback 9.8%

5

1,027.40

10-12-18

SSN GROUP AG

CH

CONSUS REAL ESTATE AG

DE

SHAREHOLDERS

Acquisition 93.4%

6

596.00

31-12-18

VDM METALS HOLDING GMBH

DE

APERAM SA

LU

FALCON METALS BV

Acquisition 100%

7

500.00*

31-12-18

ICON INTER GMBH & CO OG

AT

ALLIANZ SE

DE

Acquisition 100%

8

424.50*

14-11-18

LCH GROUP HOLDINGS LTD

GB

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC

GB

BARCLAYS PLC

Acquisition increased from 68% to 82.6%

9

356.91*

03-12-18

GEA GROUP AG

DE

MS SEGOLENE GALLIENNE

BE

Minority stake 8.509%

10

356.91*

03-12-18

GEA GROUP AG

DE

MR GERALD FRERE

BE

Minority stake 8.509%

Source: Datenbank Zephyr, Bureau van Dijk

*  Decisive is the time of the transaction's completion. 
** Value of the transaction has been published, but has not yet been confirmed by the parties involved.