Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q4 2019 worth $89.73bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 98.4% over the previous quarter and a rise of 73.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $51.71bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $73.63bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $64.75bn.

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 Q4 2019 was the US with 272 deals, followed by the UK with 83 and Japan with 45.

In 2019, as of the end of Q4 2019, consumer M&A deals worth $241.07bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 11.8% year on year.

Consumer industry M&A deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 63.2% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $56.74bn, against the overall value of $89.73bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q4 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) ‘s $26.2bn merger of DuPont Nutrition Biosciences and International Flavors & Fragrances

2) The $16.29bn acquisition of Tiffany & by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

3) ‘s $6bn merger of The Stars Group and Flutter Entertainment

4) The $4.25bn asset transaction with MGM Resorts International by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust

5) Froneri International’s asset transaction with Nestle for $4bn.

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.