Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q1 2020 worth $46bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 53.6% over the previous quarter and a drop of 24% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $60.53bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $20.31bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $15.68bn.

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 Q1 2020 was the US with 274 deals, followed by the UK with 69 and Japan with 51.

In 2020, as of the end of Q1 2020, consumer M&A deals worth $46bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 47.1% year on year.

Consumer industry M&A deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 47.8% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $21.97bn, against the overall value of $46bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q1 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Charoen Pokphand Foods Public‘s $10.6bn asset transaction with Tesco

2) The $4.6bn asset transaction with MGM Resorts International by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust and MGM Growth Properties

3) PepsiCo’s $3.85bn acquisition of Rockstar

4) The $1.5bn acquisition of Tesco Asia Group by Charoen Pokphand Foods Public

5) LeoChen’s acquisition of Jumei International Holding for $1.42bn.

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.