How can I see the most active acquirers in an industry (and their acqusitions)?

Knowing who the most active acquirers are in a specific industry can give insight into the innovation strategies of the leaders in the market.  CB Insights’ Rankings tool allows you to quickly see a list of who is making acquisitions in which industries.

In this example, let’s look at the acquirers in Healthcare in North America over the last two years.

Step 1 - Log in to CB Insights

 Step 2 - Define Your Search Criteria

  • First, indicate that you would like to rank acquirers by number of acquisitions at the top of the page.
  • Then over to the left, choose the relevant filters. In this case:
    • Company Industries is Healthcare
    • Deals date is the last two years
    • Company HQ is North America

 Step 3 - View Results

  • Click “See results,” which will generate a list of acquirers in Healthcare in North America over the last two years.
  • You can also select any number of acquirers of interest (ie. those with five acquisitions or more), then click “See underlying deal details” to view portfolio company details in a Deal Search.


  • In Deal Search, you can then save this search to create a feed for your MyCBI homepage that will keep you apprised of this activity, or schedule this search so new deals fitting your criteria can be automatically sent to your inbox.
  • You can click on any acquirer to be taken to that acquirer’s individual profile page.
  • If you click the briefcase icon next to an acquirer of interest, a list of their acquisitions will pop up.

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