Total consumer industry deals for Q2 2019 worth $94.26bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 87.6% over the previous quarter and a rise of 29.7% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $72.99bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 16.2% over the last four-quarter average with 1486 deals against the average of 1279 deals.
In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $39.88bn.
Consumer industry deals in Q2 2019: Top deals
The top five consumer deals accounted for 44.03% of the overall value during Q2 2019.
The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $41.5bn, against the overall value of $94.26bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced consumer deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was Eldorado Resorts’ $17.3bn acquisition of Caesars Entertainment.
In second place was the $10.12bn private equity deal with Nestle Skin Health by EQT VIII, Luxinva and Public Sector Pension Investment Board and in third place was Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, KIRKBI Invest and The Blackstone Group’s $7.56bn private equity deal with Merlin Entertainments.
The $3.7bn acquisition of Avon Products by Natura Cosmeticos and Agapier Investments’ stake acquisition of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels for $2.83bn held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.
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.