Consumer industry M&A deals in January 2019 total $8.1bn globally

8 March 2019 (Last Updated March 8th, 2019 10:36)

Consumer industry M&A deals in January 2019 total $8.1bn globally

Total consumer industry M&A deals in January 2019 worth $8.1bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 77.4% over the previous month and a drop of 64.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $22.67bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $3.94bn. At the country level, Switzerland topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.57bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in January 2019 was the United States with 99 deals, followed by the United Kingdom with 19 and Canada with 19.

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

The top five consumer M&A deals accounted for 64.8% of the overall value during January 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $5.25bn, against the overall value of $8.1bn recorded for the month.

The top announced consumer M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in January 2019 was Sika’s $2.55bn acquisition of Parex.

In second place was L’Occitane International’s acquisition of Elemis for $900m and in third place was Symrise’s $900m acquisition of American Dehydrated Foods and International Dehydrated Foods.

Japan Hotel REIT Investment’s $575.62m asset transaction with Hulic and Asahi Europe’s acquisition of The Fuller’s Beer for $326.32m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.

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.


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