1. Deals Analysis
July 15, 2019

Consumer industry M&A deals in June 2019 total $3.1bn in UK

Total consumer industry M&A deals in June 2019 worth $3.1bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 31.6% over the previous month and a rise of 88.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.65bn.

The UK held an 11.8% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $26.24bn in June 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 28 deals during June 2019, marking an increase of 16.7% over the previous month and a drop of 3.7% over the 12-month average.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 99.8% of the overall value during June 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry M&A deals stood at $3.09bn, against the overall value of $3.1bn recorded for the month. The top announced consumer industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in June 2019 was Agapier Investments’ $2.83bn stake acquisition of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels.

In second place was the $120m acquisition of AstraGames, Bell-FruitGroup, Gamestec Leisure, Harlequin Gaming, Innov8 Gaming and Playnation by Inspired Entertainment and in third place was Health Insurance Innovations’ $68.09m acquisition of Together Health.

The $59.5m acquisition of Interflora UK by Teleflora and Next’s acquisition of Marie Claire Beauty for $10.03m 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.