Total consumer industry deals for February 2020 worth $18.46bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 59.3% over the previous month and a drop of 34.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $28.3bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 17.4% over the last 12-month average with 424 deals against the average of 513 deals.
In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $11.82bn.
Consumer industry deals in February 2020: Top deals
The top five consumer deals accounted for 61.1% of the overall value during February 2020.
The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $11.28bn, against the overall value of $18.46bn recorded for the month.
The top five consumer industry deals of February 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) The Blackstone Group’s $6.03bn private equity deal with IQSA Services
2) The $1.42bn private equity deal with Golden Goose by Permira Holdings
3) TUI Cruises’ $1.32bn acquisition of Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten
4) The $1.31bn asset transaction with Cola Holdings
5) Mondelez International’s acquisition of Give And Go Prepared Foods for $1.2bn.
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.
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