1. Deals Analysis
September 7, 2020

Consumer industry M&A deals in July 2020 total $10.01bn globally

Total consumer industry M&A deals in July 2020 worth $10.01bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 32.1% over the previous month and a drop of 43.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $17.66bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $6.74bn. At the country level, Japan topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.67bn.

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.

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in July 2020 was the US with 64 deals, followed by Japan with 17 and the UK with 16.

In 2020, as of the end of July 2020, consumer M&A deals worth $78.37bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 36.6% year on year.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 70.7% of the overall value during July 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $7.08bn, against the overall value of $10.01bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Itochu’s $5.5bn acquisition of FamilyMart

2) The $685m asset transaction with Park Place Motorcars by Asbury Automotive Group

3) Bode Energy Equipment’s $313.53m acquisition of Mingpin Shijia Wine Chain

4) The $305m asset transaction with Brooks Brothers Group by Sparc Group

5) Chengdu Yihua PropertyLimited’s acquisition of Chengdu Tongwei Industrial for $276.48m.

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.