1. Deals Analysis
April 29, 2020

Consumer industry M&A deals in Q1 2020 total $15.68bn in US

Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q1 2020 worth $15.68bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 74.6% over the previous quarter and a drop of 42.7% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $27.38bn.

The US held a 34.1% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $46bn in Q1 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 274 deals during Q1 2020, marking a drop of 2.1% over the previous quarter and a drop of 2.5% over the last four-quarter average.

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The US consumer industry M&A deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 70.4% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $11.04bn, against the overall value of $15.68bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q1 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust and MGM Growth Properties’ $4.6bn asset transaction with MGM Resorts International

2) The $3.85bn acquisition of Rockstar by PepsiCo

3) US Foods Holding’s $970m acquisition of Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores

4) The $957.82m acquisition of Primo Water by Cott

5) ENDEAVOR OPERATING COMPANY’s acquisition of On Location Events for $660m.

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.