Total consumer industry M&A deals in August 2020 worth $9.07bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 9.2% over the previous month and a drop of 43.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $16.04bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $5.59bn. At the country level, India topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.59bn.

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 August 2020 was the US with 78 deals, followed by China with 19 and Canada with 17.

In 2020, as of the end of August 2020, consumer M&A deals worth $90.72bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 36.2% year on year.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 60.3% of the overall value during August 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $5.47bn, against the overall value of $9.07bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Reliance Retail Ventures’ $3.27bn asset transaction with Future Group

2) The $700.17m acquisition of AS Roma by The Friedkin Group

3) Diageo‘s $610m acquisition of Aviation Gin and Davos Brands

4) The merger of Casetek Holdings and Pegasus Ace for $492.84m

5) Asia Food Growth Fund and China Resources Capital Management’s acquisition of City Super for $400m.

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.