Total consumer industry deals for April 2019 worth $23.62bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 81.2% over the previous month and a drop of 2.02% when compared with the last 12-month average of $24.11bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 6.1% over the last 12-month average with 452 deals against the average of 426 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $13.55bn.

Consumer industry deals in April 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 21.1% of the overall value during April 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $4.98bn, against the overall value of $23.62bn recorded for the month. The top announced consumer deal tracked by GlobalData in April 2019 was E. & J. Gallo Winery’s $1.7bn asset transaction with Constellation Brands.

In second place was the $1.1bn private equity deal with Smart & Final Stores by Apollo Funds and in third place was Sonic Financial’s $837.46m stake acquisition of Speedway Motorsports.

The $745m asset transaction with JACK Entertainment by Hard Rock International and VICI Properties and SeverGroup‘s stake acquisition of Lenta for $598.98m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.