Total consumer industry deals for August 2020 worth $16.15bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 12.1% over the previous month and a drop of 26.7% when compared with the last 12-month average of $22.03bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 9.5% over the last 12-month average with 418 deals against the average of 462 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $8.87bn.

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Consumer industry deals in August 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 49.4% of the overall value during August 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $7.98bn, against the overall value of $16.15bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of August 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Reliance Retail Ventures’ $3.27bn asset transaction with Future Group

2) The $2.22bn private equity deal with Takeda Consumer Healthcare by The Blackstone Group

3) General Atlantic’s $1.18bn private equity deal with Gymshark

4) The $700.17m acquisition of AS Roma by The Friedkin Group

5) Diageo’s acquisition of Aviation Gin and Davos Brands for $610m.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

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.