Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q3 2019 worth $56.3bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 3.7% over the previous quarter and a rise of 15.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $48.7bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $22.88bn. At the country level, Australia topped the list in terms of deal value at $12.89bn.

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.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in Q3 2019 was the US with 269 deals, followed by the UK with 76 and Canada with 51.

In 2019, as of the end of Q3 2019, consumer M&A deals worth $148.19bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 31.9% year on year.

Consumer industry M&A deals in Q3 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 48.3% of the overall value during Q3 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $27.22bn, against the overall value of $56.3bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q3 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Asahi Group Holdings’ $11.3bn acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries

2) The $7.02bn acquisition of GrandVision by Essilor International Compagnie Generale d’Optique

3) Yahoo Japan’s $3.72bn acquisition of Zozo

4) The $2.83bn acquisition of Greek Organization of Football Prognostics by SAZKA Group

5) Joseph Tsai’s acquisition of NBA Media Ventures for $2.35bn.

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.