The 20 most active US corporate acquirers so far in 2016

As we head into summer – I thought I’d do a quick look-up of the most active US-based acquirers (based on # of acquisitions) so far this year.

PE-backed insurance companies AssuredPartners and HUB International continue to bolt-on agencies at a fast pace, both with 10+ acquisitions this year – however, they’re not alone in the insurance space as Arthur J. Gallagher, The Hilb Group, USI, and Confie are also actively acquiring.

IBM is the most active tech-acquirer with 9 acquisitions so far in 2016.

Here’s the list.

Rk Company Sector Ownership
1 AssuredPartners Insurance PE-Backed
2 Hub International Insurance PE-Backed
3 Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Public
4 IBM IT Public
5 J2 Global Software Public
6 Praxair Chemicals Public
7 Jones Lang LaSalle Real Estate Public
8 The Hilb Group Insurance PE-Backed
9 Orkin Consumer Services Subsidiary
10 Industrial Service Solutions Business Services PE-Backed
11 USI Insurance Services Insurance PE-Backed
12 Oracle Software Public
13 Nasdaq Financial Services Public
14 Prime Healthcare Healthcare Private
15 Acosta Sales & Marketing Marketing PE-Backed
16 Convergint Technologies Security PE-Backed
17 MEDNAX Healthcare Public
18 Confie Seguros Insurance PE-Backed
2 Cisco Systems Technology Hardware Public
20 Microsoft Software Public