M&A Completions by Industry 2012                
Industry No. of Deals Value ($mil) No. of Deals Value ($mil) No. of Deals Value ($mil) No. of Deals Value ($mil)
                 
Advertising Services 42 183.1 10 176.1 14 116.3 66 475.5
Aerospace and Aircraft 24 20,423.2 7 78.4 4 102.2 35 20,603.8
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing 24 2,564.6 5 24.0 11 120.0 40 2,708.6
Air Transportation and Shipping 16 158.0 4 27.3 6 318.7 26 504.0
Amusement and Recreation Services 46 3,859.1 9 436.8 12 1,300.0 67 5,595.9
Business Services 957 24,858.8 137 7,198.3 255 9,436.5 1,349 41,493.6
Chemicals and Allied Products 63 7,034.9 27 3,262.0 39 4,742.9 129 15,039.8
Commercial Banks, Bank Holding Companies 169 9,682.5 6 1,696.8 9 929.1 184 12,308.4
Communications Equipment 21 10,793.3 6 1,091.2 12 507.6 39 12,392.1
Computer and Office Equipment 20 7,420.7 3 850.0 9 201.6 32 8,472.3
Construction Firms 58 2,171.1 9 .0 10 25.2 77 2,196.3
Credit Institutions 47 4,415.1 13 1,286.4 15 1,407.4 75 7,108.9
Drugs 83 32,598.2 38 19,866.8 31 11,172.5 152 63,637.5
Educational Services 30 1,007.5 2 10.0 12 217.7 44 1,235.2
Electric, Gas, and Water Distribution 83 116,554.9 35 8,077.5 17 1,302.7 135 125,935.1
Electronic and Electrical Equipment 112 8,261.0 33 4,532.8 51 15,252.4 196 28,046.2
Food and Kindred Products 88 5,704.4 27 14,282.7 32 6,140.6 147 26,127.7
Health Services 300 45,001.6 15 6,184.3 17 369.5 332 51,555.4
Holding Companies, Except Banks 2 222.0 - - - - 2 222.0
Hotels and Casinos 124 10,982.2 10 817.1 17 609.2 151 12,408.5
Insurance 171 22,215.0 18 6,314.3 31 4,369.8 220 32,899.1
Investment & Commodity Firms/Dealers/Exch. 146 23,240.3 24 2,364.9 80 7,636.1 250 33,241.3
Leather and Leather Products 6 153.7 1 35.0 1 1,120.0 8 1,308.7
Legal Services 12 .0 2 .0 4 .0 18 0.0
Machinery 113 6,196.2 47 6,740.3 47 8,568.7 207 21,505.2
Measuring, Medical, Photo Equipment; Clocks 140 30,776.6 37 5,083.5 47 1,557.7 224 37,417.8
Metal and Metal Products 126 7,239.5 26 10,549.2 35 1,267.7 187 19,056.4
Mining 31 1,671.8 29 707.8 13 1,943.5 73 4,323.1
Miscellaneous Manufacturing 38 1,613.0 5 72.5 3 .0 46 1,685.5
Miscellaneous Retail Trade 94 8,707.6 10 293.4 19 7,803.0 123 16,804.0
Miscellaneous Services 16 .0 3 .0 1 .0 20 0.0
Motion Picture Production and Distribution 27 5,699.8 1 2,600.0 14 305.0 42 8,604.8
Oil and Gas; Petroleum Refining 210 67,040.2 45 12,741.8 31 6,396.1 286 86,178.1
Other Financial 2 8,901.9 2 550.0 2 .0 6 9,451.9
Paper and Allied Products 28 5,445.6 6 591.0 13 1,701.1 47 7,737.7
Personal Services 23 25.0 2 .0 - - 25 25.0
Prepackaged Software 428 28,776.5 102 13,390.4 143 9,142.0 673 51,308.9
Printing, Publishing, and Allied Services 67 509.9 8 116.0 17 2,200.0 92 2,825.9
Public Administration 6 16.0 4 14.3 5 .0 15 30.3
Radio and Television Broadcasting Stations 40 5,794.2 4 7,939.0 17 4,071.3 61 17,804.5
Real Estate; Mortgage Bankers and Brokers 307 35,683.7 56 6,861.5 61 6,198.6 424 48,743.8
Repair Services 42 3,227.8 5 304.5 7 295.1 54 3,827.4
Retail Trade-Eating and Drinking Places 51 2,220.1 3 1,400.0 7 597.5 61 4,217.6
Retail Trade-Food Stores 19 1,597.1 10 133.8 3 126.5 32 1,857.4
Retail Trade-General Merchandise & Apparel 22 6,408.5 3 1,380.3 11 1,786.1 36 9,574.9
Retail Trade-Home Furnishings 5 118.4 - - 4 84.5 9 202.9
Rubber and Miscellaneous Plastic Products 57 2,067.8 12 716.9 20 977.5 89 3,762.2
Sanitary Services 20 2,199.5 3 656.7 3 97.0 26 2,953.2
Savings and Loans, Mutual Savings Banks 5 264.2 - - - - 5 264.2
Soaps, Cosmetics and Personal-Care Products 19 1,644.0 2 19.9 7 377.0 28 2,040.9
Social Services 20 719.1 2 230.0 3 154.1 25 1,103.2
Stone, Clay, Glass, and Concrete Products 19 1,288.4 8 958.2 5 .0 32 2,246.6
Telecommunications 62 15,581.2 9 311.3 19 414.8 90 16,307.3
Textile and Apparel Products 19 799.0 8 279.2 6 358.9 33 1,437.1
Tobacco Products 1 135.0 - - - - 1 135.0
Transportation and Shipping (except air) 137 7,531.7 16 443.8 28 710.6 181 8,686.1
Transportation Equipment 38 1,473.7 11 1,364.2 22 1,257.9 71 4,095.8
Wholesale Trade-Durable Goods 139 5,283.2 12 342.0 57 2,816.9 208 8,442.1
Wholesale Trade-Nondurable Goods 55 984.2 8 .0 22 6,257.5 85 7,241.7
Wood Products, Furniture, and Fixtures 24 153.0 5 374.0 13 236.6 42 763.6

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