In the Middle East and Africa financial services industry, there were 15 M&A deals announced in Q3 2023, worth a total value of $165.3m, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $133.1m majority acquisition of Allianz Saudi Fransi Cooperative Insurance by Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (Abu Dhabi) was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Banking and Payments Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report for Q3 2023 unveils the driving forces behind the M&A activities in the industry, providing crucial insights into trends and shifts. Buy the report here.

In value terms, M&A activity in Middle East and Africa decreased by 81% in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $889.6m and fell by 57% as compared to Q3 2022. Related deal volume decreased by 32% in Q3 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 38% lower than in Q3 2022.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in Middle East and Africa in Q3 2023 were Rothschild & Co; Barclays; Compagnie d'Investissements et de Gestion Privee with 2, 1, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these M&A deals in Middle East and Africa Q3 2023 were Allen & Overy; Erdinast, Ben Nathan & Co. Advocates; Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr with 3, 2, 1 deals respectively.

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GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Acquisition, Asset transactions and Mergers.