Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q4 2019 worth $64.75bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 478.6% over the previous quarter and a rise of 235.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $19.28bn.

The US held a 72.2% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $89.73bn in Q4 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 272 deals during Q4 2019, marking a drop of 2.5% over the previous quarter and a drop of 5.2% over the last four-quarter average.

The US consumer industry M&A deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 80.2% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $51.94bn, against the overall value of $64.75bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q4 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) ‘s $26.2bn merger of DuPont Nutrition Biosciences and International Flavors & Fragrances

2) The $16.29bn acquisition of Tiffany & by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

3) Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust’s $4.25bn asset transaction with MGM Resorts International

4) The $4bn asset transaction with Nestle by Froneri International

5) Coty ‘s acquisition of Kylie Cosmetics for $1.2bn.

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.