Consumer industry M&A deals in December 2019 total $33.58bn in US

23 January 2020 (Last Updated January 23rd, 2020 13:03)

Consumer industry M&A deals in December 2019 total $33.58bn in US

Total consumer industry M&A deals in December 2019 worth $33.58bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 699.7% over the previous month and a rise of 320.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.99bn.

The US held an 83.5% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $40.21bn in December 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 82 deals during December 2019, marking a decrease of 4.7% over the previous month and a drop of 12.8% over the 12-month average.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 96.6% of the overall value during December 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $32.45bn, against the overall value of $33.58bn recorded for the month.

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

1) ‘s $26.2bn merger of DuPont Nutrition Biosciences and International Flavors & Fragrances

2) The $4bn asset transaction with Nestle by Froneri International

3) Asbury Automotive Group’s $1bn asset transaction with Park Place Motorcars

4) The $738.27m acquisition of Diplomat Pharmacy by OptumRx

5) ‘s merger of Act II Global Acquisition, Mafco Worldwide and Merisant for $510m.

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.


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