1. Deals Analysis
December 20, 2019

Consumer industry M&A deals in November 2019 total $9.4bn globally

Total consumer industry M&A deals in November 2019 worth $9.4bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 74.7% over the previous month and a drop of 50.6% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $19.04bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America 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 $3.96bn.

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 November 2019 was the US with 76 deals, followed by the UK with 23 and Japan with 16.

In 2019, as of the end of November 2019, consumer M&A deals worth $196.92bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 20.8% year on year.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 53.7% of the overall value during November 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $5.05bn, against the overall value of $9.4bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Coty’s $1.2bn acquisition of Kylie Cosmetics

2) The $1.17bn acquisition of China Agri-Industries Holdings by COFCO (Hong Kong)

3) Marfrig Global Foods’ $970m acquisition of National Beef PackingLLC

4) The $926m acquisition of Bumble Bee Foods by F.C.F. Fishery

5) China Lodging Holdings Singapore(Singapore)’s acquisition of Deutsche Hospitality for $781.47m.

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.