1. Deals Analysis
November 22, 2019

Europe’s consumer industry sees a rise of 14.2% in deal activity in Q3 2019

Europe’s consumer industry saw a rise of 14.2% in overall deal activity during Q3 2019, when compared to the four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 451 deals worth $27.54bn were announced for the region during Q3 2019, against the last four-quarter average of 395 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q3 2019 with 275, representing a 61% share for the region.

In second place was venture financing with 91 deals, followed by private equity deals with 85 transactions, respectively capturing a 20.2% and 18.9% share of the overall deal activity for the quarter.

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In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s consumer industry with $18.99bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $7.46bn and $1.09bn, respectively.

Europe consumer industry deals in Q3 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 62.01% of the overall value during Q3 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $17.08bn, against the overall value of $27.54bn recorded for the quarter.

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

1) Essilor International Compagnie Generale d’Optique’s $7.02bn acquisition of GrandVision

2) The $4.51bn private equity deal with OSRAM Licht by Bain Capital and The Carlyle Group

3) SAZKA Group’s $2.83bn acquisition of Greek Organization of Football Prognostics

4) The $1.69bn asset transaction with Laboratories Filorga by Colgate-Palmolive

5) Best of Nature Bidco’s private equity deal with Koninklijke Wessanen for $1.03bn.

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.