Total consumer industry deals for Q2 2020 worth $35.3bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 55.02% over the previous quarter and a drop of 59.5% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $87.41bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 28.02% over the last four-quarter average with 1107 deals against the average of 1538 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $15.95bn.

Consumer industry deals in Q2 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 31.9% of the overall value during Q2 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $11.25bn, against the overall value of $35.3bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q2 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) KKR &Inc’s $4.3bn private equity deal with Coty

2) The $2.32bn acquisition of NetEnt by Evolution Gaming Group

3) Apollo Global Management’s $1.75bn private equity deal with Albertsons Companies

4) The $1.56bn acquisition of Utz Quality Foods by Collier Creek Holdings

5) Allied Cigar Corporation, S.L and Gemstone Investment Holding’s asset transaction with Imperial Brands for $1.33bn.

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.