The year 2015 was the best year for M&A since 2007. Moreover, the number and size of the deals in 2015 was the second largest in history. Some of the biggest takeovers in 2015 include $160B Allergan takeover, $78.7B Time Warner Cable or $67B EMC Corp.


This year may not have been quite as manic for mergers and acquisitions as the record-breaking 2015, but 2016 has nevertheless been notable for several big-name deals. Below, we can see the TOP U.S. takeover deals in 2016.

TOP US takeover deals in 2016. Source:

The most notable deal was obviously AT&T’s merger with Time Warner which we analysed here. It might be interesting to mention who was behind this deal. AT&T hired Perella Weinberg Partners, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America Merrill Lynch to provide their advisory services. Time Warner were advised by Allen & Company, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley. According to The New York Times, Freeman & Company, a merger advisory and consulting firm, estimated that there was $80 million to $120 million in advisory fees for each side. An interesting fact is that Allen & Company, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley also helped advise already mentioned Time Warner Cable in its sale to a fellow cable operator, Charter Communications in 2015.

Below, we can see the top 20 deals since 1990. Also, check out how much investment bankers made on the biggest deal in history according to Yahoo Finance here.