Total consumer industry deals for January 2019 worth $11.82bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 73.3% over the previous month and a drop of 57.5% when compared with the last 12-month average of $27.81bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 25.6% over the last 12-month average with 447 deals against the average of 356 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $5.18bn.

Consumer industry deals in January 2019 : Top deals

The top five consumer industry deals accounted for 45.4% of the overall value during January 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry deals stood at $5.37bn, against the overall value of $11.82bn recorded for the month. The top announced consumer industry deal tracked by GlobalData in January 2019 was Sika’s $2.55bn acquisition of Parex.

In second place was L’Occitane International’s acquisition of Elemis for $900m and in third place was Symrise’s $900m acquisition of American Dehydrated Foods and International Dehydrated Foods.

Japan Hotel REIT Investment’s $575.62m asset transaction with Hulic and Fortress Investment Group’s private equity deal with Casino Guichard-Perrachon for $445.39m 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.

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.