Total consumer industry M&A deals in July 2019 worth $50.17m were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 98.4% over the previous month and a drop of 97.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.86bn.

The UK held a 0.2% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $32.27bn in July 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 29 deals during July 2019, marking an increase of 3.6% over the previous month and a rise of 7.4% over the 12-month average.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 98.9% of the overall value during July 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $49.61m, against the overall value of $50.17m recorded for the month.

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

1) Knowlton Development’s $43.99m asset transaction with Swallowfield

2) The $3.12m asset transaction with Crerar Hotel Group by Strathmore Hotels

3) Net Gaming Europe’s $2.5m acquisition of

4) The $0m acquisition of The Hibernian Football Club by Ronald Gordon

5) Group one Automotive’s acquisition of Inchcape for $0m.

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.