1. Deals Analysis
July 27, 2020

Consumer industry M&A deals in June 2020 total $7.58bn globally

Total consumer industry M&A deals in June 2020 worth $7.58bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 35.6% over the previous month and a drop of 60.6% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $19.22bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $3.05bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.05bn.

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 June 2020 was the US with 74 deals, followed by the UK with 18 and China with 16.

In 2020, as of the end of June 2020, consumer M&A deals worth $68.06bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 25.3% year on year.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 67.3% of the overall value during June 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $5.1bn, against the overall value of $7.58bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Evolution Gaming Group’s $2.32bn acquisition of NetEnt

2) The $1.56bn acquisition of Utz Quality Foods by Collier Creek Holdings

3) Arcland Sakamoto’s $480m acquisition of Lixil Viva

4) The merger of Insurance Acquisition and Shift Technologies for $380m

5) Tencent Holdings’ acquisition of Yixin Group for $365m

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.