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Consumer Product Deals Quarterly: Q2 12

Consumer products deals
activity overview

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Disclosed deal value increased almost sevenfold from US$7.5b in Q1 12 to US$51.2b in Q2 12.

Following three consecutive quarterly declines, deal activity stabilized in Q2 12.

Two megadeals (with a value in excess of US$5b) were announced in the quarter, illustrating that despite continuing economic uncertainty, appetite remains among consumer products groups to deploy significant sums of capital, particularly in pursuit of opportunities in rapid-growth markets.

Take a closer look at this quarter’s consumer products deals.

Deal highlights include:

  • Deal volumes stabilize after three consecutive quarterly declines. Second-quarter deal volumes were broadly flat, declining very slightly to 303 deals from 305 in Q1 12. The four-period long-term moving average of total deal volume continued to decline, from 391 deals to 351.
  • Total value rises sharply. Disclosed deal value increased almost sevenfold from US$7.5b in Q1 12 to US$51.2b in Q2 12. There were two megadeals, with a value greater than US$5b in the quarter, and six deals had a value of more than US$1b.
  • Private equity activity increases while corporate activity slips. Corporate deals (representing 83% of total deals in Q2 12) fell to 252 from 262 in Q1 12, but private equity deals increased to 51 from 43 in Q1 12 (19% increase).
  • Cross-border activity increases. In comparison with the slight overall decline in total deal volume, cross-border activity increased by 12% from 98 deals in Q1 12 to 110 deals in Q2 12. The US was the most active deal-making country in the second quarter.

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