Total consumer industry M&A deals in September 2019 worth $820.94m were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 51.8% over the previous month and a drop of 44.04% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.47bn.

The UK held a 7.8% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $10.58bn in September 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 24 deals during September 2019, marking an increase of 4.4% over the previous month and a drop of 14.3% over the 12-month average.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 97.9% of the overall value during September 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $803.88m, against the overall value of $820.94m recorded for the month.

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

1) P/F Bakkafrost Holding’s $641.14m acquisition of The Scottish Salmon

2) The $79.84m acquisition of Kettle Foods and Yellow Chips by Valeo Foods

3) Greencore Group’s $67.75m acquisition of Freshtime

4) The $11.22m acquisition of Love Hemp by World High Life

5) Safestay’s acquisition of Best Western Glasgow City Hotel for $3.92m.

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.