Total consumer industry deals for September 2020 worth $32.53bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 111.5% over the previous month and a rise of 57.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $20.65bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 15.8% over the last 12-month average with 383 deals against the average of 455 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $12.92bn.

Consumer industry deals in September 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 57% of the overall value during September 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $18.54bn, against the overall value of $32.53bn recorded for the month.

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

1) EP Global Commerce’s $5.85bn acquisition of Metro

2) The $3.69bn private equity deal with William Hill by Apollo Global Management and Caesars Entertainment

3) Groupe Lactalis‘ $3.2bn asset transaction with The Kraft Heinz

4) The $3bn acquisition of Les Schwab Tire Centers by Meritage Group

5) Highgate Hotels‘ asset transaction with Colony Capital for $2.8bn.

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.