1. Deals Analysis
November 21, 2019

Consumer industry M&A deals in October 2019 total $479.92m in UK

Total consumer industry M&A deals in October 2019 worth $479.92m were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 41.7% over the previous month and a drop of 67.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.46bn.

The UK held a 1.3% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $37.74bn in October 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 33 deals during October 2019, marking an increase of 32% over the previous month and a rise of 17.9% over the 12-month average.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 84.3% of the overall value during October 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $404.7m, against the overall value of $479.92m recorded for the month.

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

1) Alizeti Capital’s $121.44m acquisition of The Horserace Totalisator Board

2) The $82.09m acquisition of Plumbase by Plumbing and Heating Investments

3) Valeo Foods’ $81.85m acquisition of Matthew Walker

4) The $67.57m acquisition of Double Advance Group by Anchor Street Investment

5) Fuller, Smith & Turner’s acquisition of Cotswold Inns & Hotels for $51.75m.

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.