Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 worth $8.43bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 81.4% over the previous quarter and a rise of 71% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $4.93bn.
The UK held a 14.2% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $59.58bn in Q2 2019.
In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 82 deals during Q2 2019, marking a drop of 4.7% over the previous quarter and a rise of 1.2% over the last four-quarter average.
The UK consumer industry M&A deals in Q2 2019: Top deals
The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 90.3% of the overall value during Q2 2019.
The combined value of the top five consumer industry M&A deals stood at $7.61bn, against the overall value of $8.43bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced consumer industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was Natura Cosmeticos’ $3.7bn acquisition of Avon Products.
In second place was the $2.83bn stake acquisition of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels by Agapier Investments and in third place was Realty Income’s $557.12m asset transaction with J Sainsbury and The British LandPLC.
The $373.72m acquisition of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution by STARK GROUP and Rank BidCo’s acquisition of Stride Gaming for $145.51m 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.