1. Deals Analysis
July 31, 2020

Consumer industry M&A deals in Q2 2020 total $1.94bn in UK

Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q2 2020 worth $1.94bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 68.5% over the previous quarter and a drop of 58.5% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $4.69bn.

The UK held an 11.4% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $17.06bn in Q2 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 47 deals during Q2 2020, marking a drop of 33.8% over the previous quarter and a drop of 42% over the last four-quarter average.

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The UK consumer industry M&A deals in Q2 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 96.4% of the overall value during Q2 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $1.87bn, against the overall value of $1.94bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q2 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Allied Cigar Corporation, S.L and Gemstone Investment Holding’s $1.33bn asset transaction with Imperial Brands

2) The $397.77m acquisition of 21 Three ClothingLtd by Boohoo Group

3) Frasers Group’s $122.58m acquisition of Hugo Boss

4) The $19.13m acquisition of Monsoon Accessorize by Adena Brands

5) PepsiCo’s acquisition of Rude Health Foods for $9.11m.

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.