1. Deals Analysis
July 16, 2019

Consumer industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 total $59.58bn globally

Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 worth $59.58bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 97.5% over the previous quarter and a rise of 7.3% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $55.77bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $30.4bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $29.01bn.

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 Q2 2019 was the US with 261 deals, followed by the UK with 82 and Canada with 43.

In 2019, as of the end of Q2 2019, consumer M&A deals worth $90.4bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 46.6% year on year.

Consumer industry M&A deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 47.1% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry M&A deals stood at $28.07bn, against the overall value of $59.58bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced consumer industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was Eldorado Resorts’ $17.3bn acquisition of Caesars Entertainment.

In second place was the $3.7bn acquisition of Avon Products by Natura Cosmeticos and in third place was Agapier Investments’ $2.83bn stake acquisition of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels.

The $2.24bn acquisition of B & B Hotels by The Goldman Sachs Group and NASCAR Media Group’s acquisition of International Speedway for $2bn held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.