1. Deals Analysis
July 16, 2019

North America’s consumer industry sees a rise of 5.8% in deal activity in Q2 2019

North America’s consumer industry saw a rise of 5.8% in overall deal activity during Q2 2019, when compared to the four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 586 deals worth $37.42bn were announced for the region during Q2 2019, against the last four-quarter average of 554 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q2 2019 with 305, representing a 52.05% share for the region.

In second place was venture financing with 215 deals, followed by private equity deals with 66 transactions, respectively capturing a 36.7% and 11.3% 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 North America’s consumer industry with $30.4bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $5.36bn and $1.66bn, respectively.

North America consumer industry deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 63.3% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $23.68bn, against the overall value of $37.42bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced consumer deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was Eldorado Resorts’ $17.3bn acquisition of Caesars Entertainment.

In second place was the $2bn acquisition of International Speedway by NASCAR Media Group and in third place was E. & J. Gallo Winery’s $1.7bn asset transaction with Constellation Brands.

The $1.37bn acquisition of Harry’s by Edgewell Personal Care and Abrams Capital Management, Hanover Investments (Luxembourg), Rhone Capital, Richard A. Baker and WeWork Property Advisors’ private equity deal with Hudson’s Bay for $1.31bn 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.