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Consumer Products Deals Quarterly, October-December 2010 - Increasing deal volume and value - EY - Global

Consumer Products Deals Quarterly, October-December 2010

Increasing deal volume and value

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Total deal volume in Q4 10 increased 111% from Q4 2009.

Summary: The positive volume trend was accompanied by a rise in total value and a slight increase in average deal size.

Deal volume

Deal volume rose for a fourth successive quarter in Q4 10. Total deal volume in Q4 10 was 356 transactions, an increase of 111% compared with the 169 deals in Q4 09, which marked the bottom of the market.

Corporate deals increased by 164 deals to 314 between Q4 09 and Q4 10, an increase of 109%.

Private equity (PE) deals increased by 121% from a smaller base, which translates into an increase of 23 deals between Q4 09 and Q4 10.

The largest growth sector was food, with a 127% increase (131 deals) between Q4 09 and Q4 10.

Source: EY’s analysis of FactSet Mergerstat data from Q1 08 to Q4 10.

Deal values

The total disclosed deal value in Q4 10 was US$24.77b, an increase of US$2.29b (10%) on the prior quarter, driven both by a greater number of disclosed deals and a slightly higher average deal value. Deals increased by 3% (an increase of US$5m) to US$180m.

The top 10 deals in Q4 10 had a combined value of US$18.7b — 76% of total deal value in the period, in contrast with a total combined value of the top 10 deals in Q3 10 of US$15.1b — 67% of total disclosed deal value.

Of the total 356 announced deals, only 138 (39%) have disclosed values, compared with 129 (43%) in Q3 10. Quarterly total deal value increased by US$14.8b between Q4 09 and Q4 10, increasing from US$9.97b to US$24.77b.

Source: EY’s analysis of FactSet Mergerstat data from Q1 08 to Q4 10.



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