Total consumer industry deals for October 2019 worth $49.61bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 144.7% over the previous month and a rise of 96.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $25.23bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 6.8% over the last 12-month average with 532 deals against the average of 498 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $32.05bn.

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Consumer industry deals in October 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 65.7% of the overall value during October 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $32.6bn, against the overall value of $49.61bn recorded for the month.

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

1) LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s $14.59bn acquisition of Tiffany

2) The $6bn merger of The Stars Group and Paddy Power Betfair

3) Zhuhai Mingjun Investment Partnership’s $5.66bn private equity deal with Gree Electric Appliances of Zhuhai

4) The $4.25bn asset transaction with MGM Resorts International by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust

5) Wumart Stores’ asset transaction with Metro for $2.1bn.

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.