Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q3 2020 worth $16.46bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 392.3% over the previous quarter and a drop of 29.4% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $23.34bn.

The US held a 40.9% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $40.25bn in Q3 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 221 deals during Q3 2020, marking a rise of 24.2% over the previous quarter and a drop of 14.3% over the last four-quarter average.

The US consumer industry M&A deals in Q3 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 76.1% of the overall value during Q3 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $12.53bn, against the overall value of $16.46bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q3 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Groupe Lactalis‘ $3.2bn asset transaction with The Kraft Heinz

2) The $3bn acquisition of Les Schwab Tire Centers by Meritage Group

3) Highgate Hotels’ $2.8bn asset transaction with Colony Capital

4) The $1.78bn merger of DMY Technology Group and Rush Street Interactive by

5) Brookfield Property Group and Simon Property Group’s asset transaction with JC PenneyInc for $1.75bn.

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.