Total consumer industry M&A deals in February 2020 worth $1.58bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 11490% over the previous month and a rise of 18.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.33bn.

The UK held a 17.2% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $9.13bn in February 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 27 deals during February 2020, marking an increase of 28.6% over the previous month and a flat growth over the 12-month average.

The UK consumer industry M&A deals in February 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 99.6% of the overall value during February 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $1.57bn, against the overall value of $1.58bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of February 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) ‘s $1.31bn asset transaction with Cola Holdings

2) The $162.09m asset transaction with Stiefel Consumer Healthcare by LG Household & Health Care

3) Dreamplace Hotels & Resorts’ $49.73m asset transaction with Marrero family

4) The $34.72m acquisition of Monty’s Bakehouse UK by SATS

5) Galaxy Gaming’s acquisition of Progressive Games Partners for $12.43m.

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.