Europe’s consumer industry saw a rise of 33.6% in deal activity during June 2019, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 167 consumer industry deals worth $15.56bn were announced for the region in June 2019, against the 12-month average of 125 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in June 2019 with 98 transactions, representing a 58.7% share for the region.

In second place was venture financing with 39 deals, followed by private equity deals with 30 transactions, respectively capturing a 23.4% and 18% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, private equity was the leading category in Europe’s consumer industry with $11.01bn, while M&A and venture financing deals totalled $4.43bn and $115.18m, respectively.

Europe consumer industry deals in June 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 87.2% of the overall value during June 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $13.57bn, against the overall value of $15.56bn recorded for the month. The top announced consumer deal tracked by GlobalData in June 2019 was Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, KIRKBI Invest and The Blackstone Group’s $7.56bn private equity deal with Merlin Entertainments.

In second place was the $2.83bn stake acquisition of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels by Agapier Investments and in third place was TDR Capital’s $2.4bn private equity deal with BCA Marketplace.

The $405m private equity deal with Boyner Perakende ve Tekstil Yatirimlari by Mayhoola for Investments and Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s acquisition of ICR Cyprus for $375m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.