In the European consumer goods industry, there were 54 M&A deals announced in Q4 2023, worth a total value of $124.2m, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $49.3m minority acquisition of Lalique Group by Muller Handels AG Schweiz was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Consumer Goods Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes in 2023 report offers critical insights into the M&A activity in the industry and the key themes driving the top deals. Buy the report here.

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In value terms, M&A activity in Europe decreased by 89% in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $1.1bn and fell by 90% as compared to Q4 2022. Related deal volume increased by 13% in Q4 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 37% lower than in Q4 2022.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in Europe in Q4 2023 were Rothschild & Co; Clearwater International; Interpath with 8, 4, 3 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these M&A deals in Europe Q4 2023 were CMS Legal Services EEIG; Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance with 6, 4, 4 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 8 January 2024

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Acquisition, Asset transactions and Mergers.