Bank of America Acquisitions and Exits, 28 Deals Between 1992 and 2018
financial services Company

Bank of America has acquired 11 companies. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 17 assets.

Bank of America’s largest acquisition to date was in 2008, when it acquired Merrill Lynch Wealth Management for $50.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2009, when it sold Columbia Management Investment Advisers to Ameriprise Financial for $1.0B. Bank of America has acquired in 8 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include financial services (82%) and information technology (10%).

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Bank of America Corp.

Bank of America Corporate Center 100 North Tryon Street,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28255
United States,
(704) 386-5681

Bank of America is a financial services institution serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations and governments with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America was formed in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
vol $156.7B $156.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 15 - 1 - 1 - 17
vol $2.7B $2.7B

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Largest Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
$50.0B (2008-09-15)
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Largest Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC
$1.0B (2009-09-30)

Financial Services M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the financial services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 451 financial services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 18 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 4 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic financial services acquirer over the past 3 years is Mercer Advisors, with 15 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the financial services sector over the past 3 years is Warburg Pincus LLC with 8 platform acquisitions.

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