Total consumer industry deals for September 2019 worth $20.12bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 1.2% over the previous month and a drop of 22.5% when compared with the last 12-month average of $25.97bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 4.1% over the last 12-month average with 466 deals against the average of 486 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $8.93bn.

Consumer industry deals in September 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 59.4% of the overall value during September 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $11.94bn, against the overall value of $20.12bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Mirae Asset Global Investments’ $5.8bn private equity deal with Anbang Insurance

2) The $3.72bn acquisition of Zozo by Yahoo Japan

3) China Mengniu Dairy’s $1.03bn acquisition of Bellamy ‘s Australia

4) The $750m acquisition of Jetro Restaurant Depot by Fomento Economico Mexicano

5) P/F Bakkafrost Holding’s acquisition of The Scottish Salmon for $641.14m.

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.