Total consumer industry deals for Q1 2020 worth $62.09bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

  • Embed this chart

    Embed this chart into your website

    Copy and paste the code below into your website to display the chart.

The value marked a decrease of 48.3% over the previous quarter and a drop of 27.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $85.78bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 15.6% over the last four-quarter average with 1313 deals against the average of 1556 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $22.48bn.

Consumer industry deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 42.8% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $26.58bn, against the overall value of $62.09bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q1 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Charoen Pokphand Foods Public’s $10.6bn asset transaction with Tesco

2) The $6.03bn private equity deal with IQSA Services by The Blackstone Group

3) Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust and MGM Growth Properties‘ $4.6bn asset transaction with MGM Resorts International

4) The $3.85bn acquisition of Rockstar by PepsiCo

5) Charoen Pokphand Foods Public’s acquisition of Tesco Asia Group for $1.5bn.

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.