1. Deals Analysis
January 28, 2020

Consumer industry deals in December 2019 total $43.3bn globally

Total consumer industry deals for December 2019 worth $43.3bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 184.8% over the previous month and a rise of 58.2% when compared with the last 12-month average of $27.38bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 18.9% over the last 12-month average with 416 deals against the average of 513 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $36.9bn.

Consumer industry deals in December 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 80.01% of the overall value during December 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $34.64bn, against the overall value of $43.3bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of December 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) $26.2bn merger of DuPont Nutrition Biosciences and International Flavors & Fragrances

2) The $4bn asset transaction with Nestle by Froneri International

3) Cineworld Group’s $2.13bn acquisition of Cineplex

4) The $1.32bn acquisition of Orbis by AccorInvest

5) Asbury Automotive Group’s asset transaction with Park Place Motorcars for $1bn.

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.

 

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.