Total consumer industry M&A deals in August 2019 worth $5.88bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 200.7% over the previous month and a drop of 13.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $6.78bn.

The US held a 46.8% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $12.58bn in August 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 93 deals during August 2019, marking an increase of 13.4% over the previous month and a drop of 2.1% over the 12-month average.

The US consumer industry M&A deals in August 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 81.6% of the overall value during August 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $4.8bn, against the overall value of $5.88bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Joseph Tsai’s $2.35bn acquisition of NBA Media Ventures

2) The $1bn acquisition of VMG Quest Blocker and Voyage Holdings by The Simply Good Foods

3) Liberty Tax’s $753.65m acquisition of Vitamin Shoppe

4) The $397m acquisition of One Brands by The Hershey

5) Cronos Group’s acquisition of Redwood Holding Group for $300m.

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.