New data released by GlobalData sheds light on the best places for mergers and acquisitions in the railway sector.

The data show that the activity of mergers and acquisitions is strongest in the United States, where a total of five deals were announced in the last quarter (Q1 of 2022). This is less than the six deals announced in the previous quarter (4th quarter of 2021).

Japan also performed well in the last quarter with four deals (down from nine in the fourth quarter of 2021).

Which countries are emerging as powerful centers for mergers and acquisitions?

As well as being the best deal for mergers and acquisitions in the railway sector, the United States has seen the biggest growth in recent months. The country has seen 28 deals announced in the last two full quarters, compared to an average of only 14 deals every six months between 2019 and 2021.

This is the largest increase in mergers and acquisitions in the railway sector for each country.

Although it is the best place to conclude mergers and acquisitions in the railway sector, Japan has had a difficult few months, with only eight deals announced in the last two quarters.

This is a decrease compared to the average of 10 deals for the country, announced every six months between 2019 and 2021, and the sharpest decline in mergers and acquisitions in the railway sector, observed by any country in recent months.

Globally, the situation seems mixed for mergers and acquisitions in the railway sector.

A total of 40 transactions were announced in the last quarter, which is less than 43 transactions in the previous quarter, but an increase of an average of 31 transactions per quarter in the previous three years.

GlobalData Transaction Database

GlobalData tracks the performance and activities of more than 675,000 companies in over 200 countries worldwide.

The transaction analysis firm’s transaction database includes details of approximately one million transactions, ranging from mergers and acquisitions to venture capital financing, equity proposals and debt offering.

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