1. Deals Analysis
April 30, 2020

Consumer industry M&A deals in Q1 2020 total $3.17bn in UK

Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q1 2020 worth $3.17bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 143.6% over the previous quarter and a drop of 26.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $4.34bn.

The UK held a 6.9% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $46bn in Q1 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 69 deals during Q1 2020, marking a drop of 18.8% over the previous quarter and a drop of 18.8% over the last four-quarter average.

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The UK consumer industry M&A deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 23.1% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $732.5m, against the overall value of $3.17bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q1 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) AXA Investment Managers’ $262.03m asset transaction with Principal Real Estate Europe

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

3) GIC’s $151.37m acquisition of Cineworld Group

4) The $91.65m acquisition of Big Lobster by British Airways Pension Fund

5) Shun Tak-China Travel Shipping Investments’ acquisition of China Travel Tours Transportation Development (HK) for $65.36m.

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.