1. Deals Analysis
December 20, 2019

US consumer industry sees a drop of 27.3% in deal activity in November 2019

The US consumer industry saw a drop of 27.3% in overall deal activity during November 2019, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 141 deals worth $4.86bn were announced in November 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 194 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 76 deals which accounted for 53.9% of all deals.

In second place was venture financing with 54 deals, followed by private equity with 11 transactions, respectively accounting for 38.3% and 7.8% of overall deal activity in the country’s consumer industry during the month.

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In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in the US consumer industry with total deals worth $3.96bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $591.78m and $310m, respectively.

US consumer industry deals in November 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry deals accounted for 77.7% of the overall value during November 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $3.77bn, against the overall value of $4.86bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Coty’s $1.2bn acquisition of Kylie Cosmetics

2) The $970m acquisition of National Beef PackingLLC by Marfrig Global Foods

3) F.C.F. Fishery’s $926m acquisition of Bumble Bee Foods

4) The $367.29m acquisition of Craft Brew Alliance by Anheuser-Busch InBev

5) Qatar Investment Authority’s private equity deal with Marriott International for $310m.

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.