1. Deals Analysis
July 24, 2020

Consumer industry M&A deals in Q2 2020 total $17.06bn globally

Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q2 2020 worth $17.06bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 72.2% over the previous quarter and a drop of 73.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $63.7bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $8.19bn. At the country level, India topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.39bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for consumer industry M&A deals globally, followed by Asia-Pacific and then Europe.

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in Q2 2020 was the US with 176 deals, followed by China with 53 and the UK with 47.

In 2020, as of the end of Q2 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 Q2 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 35.6% of the overall value during Q2 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $6.08bn, against the overall value of $17.06bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q2 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) Allied Cigar Corporation, S.L and Gemstone Investment Holding’s $1.33bn asset transaction with Imperial Brands

4) The $480m acquisition of Lixil Viva by Arcland Sakamoto

5) Boohoo Group’s acquisition of 21 Three ClothingLtd for $397.77m.

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.