Total consumer industry M&A deals in April 2019 worth $780.46m were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 13.4% over the previous month and a drop of 51.7% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.62bn.

The UK held a 4% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $19.65bn in April 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 25 deals during April 2019, marking an increase of 4.2% over the previous month and a drop of 3.9% over the 12-month average.

The UK consumer industry M&A deals in April 2019: Top deals

The top four consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 86.04% of the overall value during April 2019.

The combined value of the top four consumer industry M&A deals stood at $671.52m, against the overall value of $780.46m recorded for the month. The top announced consumer industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in April 2019 was Realty Income’s $557.12m asset transaction with J Sainsbury and The British Land.

In second place was the $110.13m asset transaction with L.C. (London) by Heeton Holdings, Ho Lee Group and KSH Holdings and in third place was Spectre’s $3.53m stake acquisition of Bonmarche.

The $0.75m acquisition of BPG Food & Beverages Holdings by Zhou Jianjun.

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.