Total consumer industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 worth $19.75bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 46.6% over the previous quarter and a drop of 17.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $24.47bn.

The US held a 35.4% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $55.76bn in Q4 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 247 deals during Q4 2020, marking a rise of 6.9% over the previous quarter and a drop of 0.4% over the last four-quarter average.

The US consumer industry M&A deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 44.8% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $8.85bn, against the overall value of $19.75bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Stone Canyon Industries Holdings‘ $3.2bn acquisition of Morton Salt

2) The $2.1bn acquisition of Supreme Clothing by VF

3) The $1.6bn merger of HIMS and Oaktree Acquisition

4) The $1.1bn merger of The HydraFacial and Vesper Healthcare Acquisition by

5) AccorHotels’ acquisition of SBE Entertainment Group for $850m.

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.