1. Deals Analysis
April 26, 2019

Consumer industry M&A deals in March 2019 total $2.71bn in US

Total consumer industry M&A deals in March 2019 worth $2.71bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 19.7% over the previous month and a drop of 63.2% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.36bn.

The US held a 41.4% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $6.56bn in March 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 69 deals during March 2019, marking a decrease of 22.5% over the previous month and a drop of 20.7% over the 12-month average.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 85.2% of the overall value during March 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry M&A deals stood at $2.31bn, against the overall value of $2.71bn recorded for the month. The top announced consumer industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in March 2019 was Ferrero International’s $1.3bn asset transaction with Kellogg.

In second place was the $475m asset transaction with Ideavillage Products by Church & Dwight and in third place was Alan Kestenbaum, Doug Hertz and Ron Canakaris’ $300m acquisition of ATLANTA FALCONS FOOTBALL CLUB.

The $150m acquisition of Iowa Premium Beef by National Beef Packing and Driftwood Acquisitions and Development’s asset transaction with 353-key Marriott Mission Valley for $85.7m 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. 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.