Total consumer industry M&A deals in May 2019 worth $6.04bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 96% over the previous month and a drop of 6.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $6.44bn.

The US held a 33.1% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $18.25bn in May 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 84 deals during May 2019, marking an increase of 2.4% over the previous month and a drop of 9.7% over the 12-month average.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 82.2% of the overall value during May 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry M&A deals stood at $4.97bn, against the overall value of $6.04bn recorded for the month. The top announced consumer industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in May 2019 was NASCAR Media Group’s $2bn acquisition of International Speedway.

In second place was the $1.37bn acquisition of Harry’s by Edgewell Personal Care and in third place was Perrigo Co’s $750m acquisition of Ranir Global Holdings.

The $550m asset transaction with Bayer by Beiersdorf and The Boston Beer’s acquisition of Dogfish Head Brewery for $300m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.