1. Deals Analysis
March 31, 2020

Consumer industry M&A deals in February 2020 total $1.63bn in US

Total consumer industry M&A deals in February 2020 worth $1.63bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 52.1% over the previous month and a drop of 83.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $9.76bn.

The US held a 17.8% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $9.13bn in February 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 85 deals during February 2020, marking a decrease of 13.3% over the previous month and a drop of 7.6% over the 12-month average.

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The US consumer industry M&A deals in February 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 87.2% of the overall value during February 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $1.42bn, against the overall value of $1.63bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of February 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Berkshire Hathaway’s $549m acquisition of The Kroger

2) The $425m asset transaction with Dean Foods by Dairy Farmers of America

3) 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s $252m acquisition of Personalizationmall.Com

4) The $113m asset transaction with High Ridge Brands by Perrigo Co

5) Authentic Brands Group, Brookfield Property Partners and Simon Property Group’s acquisition of Forever 21 for $81m.

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.