1. Deals Analysis
May 22, 2020

Consumer industry M&A deals in April 2020 total $3.82bn globally

Total consumer industry M&A deals in April 2020 worth $3.82bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 94.1% over the previous month and a drop of 84.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $24.52bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.85bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.39bn.

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

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in April 2020 was the US with 46 deals, followed by Japan with 16 and the UK with 15.

In 2020, as of the end of April 2020, consumer M&A deals worth $92.69bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 95.7% year on year.

Consumer industry M&A deals in April 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 63.1% of the overall value during April 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $2.41bn, against the overall value of $3.82bn recorded for the month.

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

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

2) The $296.35m acquisition of PureCircle by Ingredion

3) Shanghai Zhengjiu Industrial’s $290.7m asset transaction with GuocoLand (China)

4) The $254.4m acquisition of AustAsia Investment Holdings by Meiji

5) Shinsegae’s acquisition of Shinsegae DF for $243.2m.

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.