Total consumer industry M&A deals in April 2019 worth $19.65bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 160.3% over the previous month and a drop of 6.9% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $18.37bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $12.64bn. At the country level, China topped the list in terms of deal value at $7.14bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for consumer industry M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in April 2019 was the US with 77 deals, followed by the UK with 25 and China with 14.

In 2019, as of the end of April 2019, consumer M&A deals worth $46.79bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 57.1% year on year.

Consumer industry M&A deals in April 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 22.6% of the overall value during April 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry M&A deals stood at $4.44bn, against the overall value of $19.65bn recorded for the month. The top announced consumer industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in April 2019 was E. & J. Gallo Winery’s $1.7bn asset transaction with Constellation Brands.

In second place was the $837.46m stake acquisition of Speedway Motorsports by Sonic Financial and in third place was Hard Rock International and VICI Properties‘ $745m asset transaction with JACK Entertainment.

The $598.98m stake acquisition of Lenta by SeverGroup and Realty Income’s asset transaction with J Sainsbury and The British Land for $557.12m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.