Total consumer industry M&A deals in August 2019 worth $12.58bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 61.1% over the previous month and a drop of 30.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $18.07bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $6.58bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.88bn.

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 August 2019 was the US with 93 deals, followed by the UK with 21 and Canada with 18.

In 2019, as of the end of August 2019, consumer M&A deals worth $136.89bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 30.6% year on year.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 50.2% of the overall value during August 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $6.31bn, against the overall value of $12.58bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Joseph Tsai’s $2.35bn acquisition of NBA Media Ventures

2) The $1.22bn acquisition of FANCL by Kirin Holdings

3) The Simply Good Foods’ $1bn acquisition of VMG Quest Blocker and Voyage Holdings

4) The $989.28m acquisition of Ocado Retail by Marks and Spencer Group

5) Liberty Tax’s acquisition of Vitamin Shoppe for $753.65m.

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.