1. Deals Analysis
November 26, 2019

North America’s consumer industry sees a rise of 3.8% in deal activity in Q3 2019

North America’s consumer industry saw a rise of 3.8% 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 630 deals worth $24.12bn were announced for the region during Q3 2019, against the last four-quarter average of 607 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q3 2019 with 326, representing a 51.8% share for the region.

In second place was venture financing with 242 deals, followed by private equity deals with 62 transactions, respectively capturing a 38.4% and 9.8% 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 $11.16bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $9.61bn and $3.35bn, respectively.

North America consumer industry deals in Q3 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 50.2% of the overall value during Q3 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $12.1bn, against the overall value of $24.12bn recorded for the quarter.

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

1) Mirae Asset Global Investments’ $5.8bn private equity deal with Anbang Insurance Group

2) The $2.35bn acquisition of NBA Media Ventures by Joseph Tsai

3) KKR &Inc’s $2.2bn private equity deal with Campbell Soup

4) The $1bn acquisition of VMG Quest Blocker and Voyage Holdings by The Simply Good Foods

5) Liberty Tax’s acquisition of Vitamin Shoppe for $750.37m.

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.