A Deloitte analysis of Data on deal volumes and values in Thomson One Banker shows that foreign buyers have spent US $24.4 billion on acquiring British companies so far this year (1 January to 8 March 2016), down by nearly a third on the $34.9 billion of inbound deals recorded during the same period last year.
Meanwhile domestic M&A deal values in UK have halved from $12.6 billion to $6.1 billion this year. Outbound M&A by UK companies have also plummeted from $6.1 billion to $1.7 billion. This pattern is reflected by decreases in deal volumes, with 141 inbound deals (down on the 174 last year), 183 domestic deals (down from 304 last year) and 119 outbound deals so far (168 last year).
The Deloitte press release is here: https://bit.ly/1ZOCXpt