1. Deals Analysis
July 18, 2019

UK consumer industry sees a rise of 8.3% in deal activity in Q2 2019

The UK consumer industry saw a rise of 8.3% in overall deal activity during Q2 2019, when compared with the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 131 deals worth $18.54bn were announced in Q2 2019, compared to the last four-quarter average of 121 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the quarter with 82 deals which accounted for 62.6% of all deals.

In second place was venture financing with 33 deals, followed by private equity with 16 transactions, respectively accounting for 25.2% and 12.2% of overall deal activity in the country’s consumer industry during the quarter.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in the UK consumer industry with total deals worth $10bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $8.43bn and $104.53m, respectively.

The UK consumer industry deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 91.9% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry deals stood at $17.04bn, against the overall value of $18.54bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced UK consumer industry deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 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 $3.7bn acquisition of Avon Products by Natura Cosmeticos and in third place was Agapier Investments’ $2.83bn stake acquisition of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels.

The $2.4bn private equity deal with BCA Marketplace by TDR Capital and Realty Income’s asset transaction with J Sainsbury and The British LandPLC for $557.12m 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.

 

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.