The US consumer industry saw a rise of 1.1% in overall deal activity during July 2019, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 183 deals worth $4.21bn were announced in July 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 181 deals.

Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 84 deals which accounted for 45.9% of all deals.

In second place was M&A with 79 deals, followed by private equity with 20 transactions, respectively accounting for 43.2% and 10.9% of overall deal activity in the country’s consumer industry during the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in the US consumer industry with total deals worth $1.96bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $1.18bn and $1.07bn, respectively.

US consumer industry deals in July 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry deals accounted for 48.1% of the overall value during July 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $2.02bn, against the overall value of $4.21bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Yellow Wood Partners’s $585m private equity deal with Bayer

2) The $463.6m acquisition of Peak Resorts by Vail Resorts

3) Queensgate Investments’s $400m private equity deal with Ron Burkle and Sydell Group

4) The $300m venture financing of Bird Rides by Sequoia Capital Operations

5) Etsy ‘s acquisition of Reverb.com for $275m.

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.