Total consumer industry deals for Q4 2020 worth $90.84bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 36.8% over the previous quarter and a rise of 34.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $68.43bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 5.3% over the last four-quarter average with 1443 deals against the average of 1370 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $32.64bn.

Consumer industry deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 28.5% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $25.86bn, against the overall value of $90.84bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Mohsin Issa, TDR Capital and Zuber Issa’s $8.77bn private equity deal with Asda Stores

2) The $6.58bn acquisition of Coca-Cola Amatil by Coca-Cola European Partners

3) Caesars Entertainment’s $3.69bn acquisition of William Hill

4) The $3.61bn acquisition of A-Rt Retail Holding by Taobao China Holding

5) Stone Canyon Industries Holdings‘ acquisition of Morton Salt for $3.2bn.

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.