1. Deals Analysis
April 24, 2019

North America’s consumer industry sees a rise of 11.6% in deal activity in March 2019

North America’s consumer industry saw a rise of 11.6% in deal activity during March 2019, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 192 consumer industry deals worth $3.72bn were announced for the region in March 2019, against the 12-month average of 172 deals.

Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in March 2019 with 93 transactions, representing a 48.4% share for the region.

In second place was M&A with 81 deals, followed by private equity deals with 18 transactions, respectively capturing a 42.2% and 9.4% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

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In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in North America’s consumer industry with $2.75bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $493.08m and $470.73m, respectively.

North America consumer industry deals in March 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 68.3% of the overall value during March 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $2.54bn, against the overall value of $3.72bn recorded for the month. The top announced consumer deal tracked by GlobalData in March 2019 was Ferrero International’s $1.3bn asset transaction with Kellogg.

In second place was the $475m asset transaction with Ideavillage Products by Church & Dwight and in third place was OpCapita Consumer Opportunities Fund II’s $300m private equity deal with Maurices.

The $300m acquisition of ATLANTA FALCONS FOOTBALL CLUB by Alan Kestenbaum, Doug Hertz and Ron Canakaris and Ares Management and Crescent Capital Group’s private equity deal with Savers for $165m 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. 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.