Total consumer industry deals for July 2020 worth $14.14bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 21.7% over the previous month and a drop of 41.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $24.21bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 16.4% over the last 12-month average with 397 deals against the average of 475 deals.
In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $9.12bn.
Consumer industry deals in July 2020: Top deals
The top five consumer deals accounted for 58.3% of the overall value during July 2020.
The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $8.24bn, against the overall value of $14.14bn recorded for the month.
The top five consumer industry deals of July 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Itochu’s $5.5bn acquisition of FamilyMart
2) The $1.44bn private equity deal with Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage by State Capital Investment
3) Asbury Automotive Group’s $685m asset transaction with Park Place Motorcars
4) The $313.53m acquisition of Mingpin Shijia Wine Chain by Bode Energy Equipment
5) Sparc Group’s asset transaction with Brooks Brothers Group for $305m.
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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