Total consumer industry M&A deals in July 2019 worth $1.96bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 89.8% over the previous month and a drop of 72.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.06bn.

The US held a 6.1% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $32.27bn in July 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 79 deals during July 2019, marking a decrease of 13.2% over the previous month and a drop of 16.8% over the 12-month average.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 68.8% of the overall value during July 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $1.35bn, against the overall value of $1.96bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Vail Resorts‘ $463.6m acquisition of Peak Resorts

2) The $275m acquisition of by Etsy

3) Twin River Worldwide Holdings’ $230m asset transaction with Eldorado Resorts

4) The $215.5m asset transaction with American Hotel Income Properties REIT by VCM

5) Vacasa’s acquisition of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America for $162m.

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.