1. Deals Analysis
November 23, 2019updated 22 Nov 2019 1:13pm

Consumer industry M&A deals in Q3 2019 total $2.57bn in UK

Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q3 2019 worth $2.57bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 70% over the previous quarter and a drop of 54.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $5.62bn.

The UK held a 4.6% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $56.3bn in Q3 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 76 deals during Q3 2019, marking a drop of 9.5% over the previous quarter and a drop of 9.5% over the last four-quarter average.

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The UK consumer industry M&A deals in Q3 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 93.6% of the overall value during Q3 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $2.41bn, against the overall value of $2.57bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q3 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Marks and Spencer Group’s $989.28m acquisition of Ocado Retail

2) The $641.14m acquisition of The Scottish Salmon by P/F Bakkafrost Holding

3) Pilgrim’s Pride’s $355.49m acquisition of Tulip

4) The $342m acquisition of Tilda by Ebro Foods

5) Valeo Foods’ acquisition of Kettle Foods and Yellow Chips for $79.84m.

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.