1. Deals Analysis
July 31, 2020

Consumer industry M&A deals in Q2 2020 total $3.36bn in US

Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q2 2020 worth $3.36bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 79.4% over the previous quarter and a drop of 88.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $29.5bn.

The US held a 19.7% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $17.06bn in Q2 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 176 deals during Q2 2020, marking a drop of 37.8% over the previous quarter and a drop of 37.1% over the last four-quarter average.

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The US consumer industry M&A deals in Q2 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 75.9% of the overall value during Q2 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $2.55bn, against the overall value of $3.36bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q2 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Collier Creek Holdings’ $1.56bn acquisition of Utz Quality Foods

2) The merger of Insurance Acquisition and Shift Technologies for $380m

3) SazeracInc’s $255m asset transaction with Constellation Brands

4) The $200m acquisition of KKW Beauty by Coty

5) Twin River Worldwide Holdings’ asset transaction with Eldorado Resorts for $155m.

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.