1. Deals Analysis
November 13, 2019

Consumer industry M&A deals in Q3 2019 total $10.4bn in US

Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q3 2019 worth $10.4bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 65.01% over the previous quarter and a drop of 50.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $21.15bn.

The US held an 18.5% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $56.3bn in Q3 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 269 deals during Q3 2019, marking a drop of 0.4% over the previous quarter and a drop of 6.6% over the last four-quarter average.

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The US consumer industry M&A deals in Q3 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 51.6% of the overall value during Q3 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $5.37bn, against the overall value of $10.4bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q3 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Joseph Tsai’s $2.35bn acquisition of NBA Media Ventures

2) The $1bn acquisition of VMG Quest Blocker and Voyage Holdings by The Simply Good Foods

3) Liberty Tax’s $750.37m acquisition of Vitamin Shoppe

4) The $750m acquisition of Jetro Restaurant Depot by Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV

5) Imperial Companies’ asset transaction with Caesars Entertainment for $516.3m.

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.