Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q3 2020 worth $256.16m were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 86.8% over the previous quarter and a drop of 92.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $3.29bn.

The UK held a 0.6% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $40.25bn in Q3 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 46 deals during Q3 2020, marking a drop of 2.1% over the previous quarter and a drop of 36.1% over the last four-quarter average.

The UK consumer industry M&A deals in Q3 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 70.9% of the overall value during Q3 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $181.59m, against the overall value of $256.16m recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q3 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Supermarket Income REIT’s $92.79m asset transaction with John Lewis Partnership

2) The $29m asset transaction with ConvaTec Group by Medline Industries

3) Reliance Industries’ $26.69m acquisition of Debenhams

4) The $20.05m asset transaction with Greencore Group by United Molasses (Ireland)

5) Mario Ferreira’s acquisition of Saga for $13.06m.

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.