Total consumer industry M&A deals in September 2019 worth $10.58bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 20.2% over the previous month and a drop of 40.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $17.75bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $5.23bn. At the country level, Japan topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.75bn.

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 September 2019 was the US with 83 deals, followed by the UK with 24 and Canada with 20.

In 2019, as of the end of September 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 September 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 63.7% of the overall value during September 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $6.74bn, against the overall value of $10.58bn recorded for the month.

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

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

2) The $1.03bn acquisition of Bellamy’s Australia by China Mengniu Dairy

3) Fomento Economico Mexicano’s $750m acquisition of Jetro Restaurant Depot

4) The $641.14m acquisition of The Scottish Salmon by P/F Bakkafrost Holding

5) AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets’ asset transaction with Principal Real Estate for $596.06m.

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.