Total US consumer industry M&A deals in February 2019 worth $1.54bn were announced, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 18.8% over the previous month and a drop of 81.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $8.48bn.

The United States held a 20.8% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $7.44bn in February 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the United States recorded 83 deals during February 2019, marking a decrease of 2.4% over the previous month and a drop of 2.4% over the 12-month average.

US consumer industry M&A deals in February 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 79.1% of the overall value during February 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry M&A deals stood at $1.22bn, against the overall value of $1.54bn recorded for the month. The top announced consumer industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in February 2019 was Host Hotels & Resorts’ $610m asset transaction with 1 Hotel South Beach.

In second place was the $432.24m acquisition of Clover Industries by MilcoProprietary Ltd and in third place was Bilgili Holding, Deutsche Finance America and SHVO’s $103m asset transaction with Dogus Holding and Tommy Hilfiger.

The $50m acquisition of Cott Beverages by Refresco Gerber and Tempur Sealy International’s asset transaction with Innovative Mattress Solutions for $26m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.

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.