1. Deals Analysis
November 21, 2019

Consumer industry M&A deals in October 2019 total $22.48bn in US

Total consumer industry M&A deals in October 2019 worth $22.48bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 892.3% over the previous month and a rise of 251.4% when compared with the last 12-month average of $6.4bn.

The US held a 59.6% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $37.74bn in October 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 99 deals during October 2019, marking an increase of 16.5% over the previous month and a rise of 5.3% over the 12-month average.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 95.7% of the overall value during October 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $21.51bn, against the overall value of $22.48bn recorded for the month.

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

1) LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s $14.59bn acquisition of Tiffany &

2) The $4.25bn asset transaction with MGM Resorts International by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust

3) Shiseido’s $1bn acquisition of Drunk Elephant Holdings

4) The $843.3m asset transaction with by VICI Properties

5) MGM Resorts International’s asset transaction with Phil Ruffin for $825m.

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.