Sectors/ IndustryNumber of M&A Transactions
Information Technology8581
Software7089
Business Services7034
Internet Software and Services6855
Insurance5464
Financial Services5161
Healthcare Services4307
Life Science3715
Distribution3437
Machinery3103
Medical Products2956
Media2942
Consumer Products2927
Technology Hardware2547
Food2454
Chemicals2419
Manufacturing2378
Communications2307
Marketing2051
Energy Services and Equipment1986
Transportation1879
Automotive1798
Retail1749
Diversified1744
Building Materials1611
Oil/Gas Exploration1564
Metals/Mining1443
Information Services1426
Electrical Equipment1374
Semiconductors1262
Engineering1203
Environmental1109
Packaging1107
Test/Measurement Equipment1088
Utilities1058
Electronics1056
Real Estate1054
Aerospace1019
Consumer Services999
Staffing995
Construction972
Safety/Security961
Digital Media944
Apparel/Textiles790
Publishing786
Education705
Beverages695
Renewable Energy594
Leisure489
E-Commerce483
Agriculture482
Restaurants416
Plastics395
Forest Products362
Defense341
Marine248
Gaming219
Infrastructure169
Furniture165
Franchising122
Airlines88