In the British consumer goods industry, there were 9 M&A deals announced in Q4 2023, worth a total value of $14.5m, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $13.5m acquisition of Playboy Enterprises by LV Holding 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 the UK decreased by 92% in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $172.8m and fell by 98% as compared to Q4 2022. Related deal volume decreased by 18% in Q4 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 57% lower than in Q4 2022.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in the UK in Q4 2023 were Interpath; Morgan Stanley; Cattaneo with 3, 2, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisorss supporting these M&A deals in the UK Q4 2023 were Kirkland & Ellis; Bevan Brittan; Browne Jacobson with 2, 1, 1 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.