Total consumer industry deals for July 2019 worth $43.42bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 3.9% over the previous month and a rise of 84.2% when compared with the last 12-month average of $23.58bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 24.2% over the last 12-month average with 570 deals against the average of 459 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $20.65bn.

Consumer industry deals in July 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 63.7% of the overall value during July 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $27.66bn, against the overall value of $43.42bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Asahi Group Holdings‘ $11.3bn acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries

2) The $7.02bn acquisition of GrandVision by Essilor International Compagnie Generale d’Optique

3) Bain Capital and The Carlyle Group’s $4.51bn private equity deal with OSRAM Licht

4) The $2.83bn acquisition of Greek Organization of Football Prognostics by SAZKA Group

5) RA Hospitality Holdings’ acquisition of Oravel Stays for $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.