Total consumer industry M&A deals in July 2019 worth $32.27bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 22.02% over the previous month and a rise of 99.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $16.2bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $14.64bn. At the country level, Australia topped the list in terms of deal value at $11.38bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in July 2019 was the US with 79 deals, followed by the UK with 29 and France with 21.

In 2019, as of the end of July 2019, consumer M&A deals worth $124.12bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 31.1% year on year.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 77.3% of the overall value during July 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $24.95bn, against the overall value of $32.27bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Asahi Group Holdings’ $11.3bn acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries

2) The $7.02bn acquisition of GrandVision by Essilor International Compagnie Generale d’Optique

3) SAZKA Group’s $2.83bn acquisition of Greek Organization of Football Prognostics

4) The $2bn acquisition of Oravel Stays by RA Hospitality Holdings

5) PepsiCo’s acquisition of Pioneer Food Group for $1.8bn.

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.