Total consumer industry M&A deals in February 2020 worth $9.13bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 14.1% over the previous month and a drop of 55% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $20.3bn.
Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $4.12bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.63bn.
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 February 2020 was the US with 85 deals, followed by the UK with 27 and Japan with 16.
In 2020, as of the end of February 2020, consumer M&A deals worth $17.14bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 12.4% year on year.
Consumer industry M&A deals in February 2020: Top deals
The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 58.7% of the overall value during February 2020.
The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $5.36bn, against the overall value of $9.13bn recorded for the month.
The top five consumer industry deals of February 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) TUI Cruises’ $1.32bn acquisition of Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten
2) The $1.31bn asset transaction by Cola Holdings
3) Mondelez International’s $1.2bn acquisition of Give And Go Prepared Foods
4) The $825.86m acquisition of Glycom by Royal DSM
5) PepsiCo’s acquisition of Hangzhou Haomusi Food for $705m.
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.