Total industry M&A deals in July 2019 worth $16.02bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 187.5% over the previous month and a rise of 38.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $11.53bn.

The UK held a 10.6% share of the global industry M&A deal value that totalled $150.76bn in July 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 218 deals during July 2019, marking an increase of 6.3% over the previous month and a flat growth over the 12-month average.

The UK industry M&A deals in July 2019: Top deals

The top five industry M&A deals accounted for 83.04% of the overall value during July 2019.

The combined value of the top five M&A deals stood at $13.3bn, against the overall value of $16.02bn recorded for the month.

The top five industry deals of July 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) ‘s $6.16bn merger of Just Eat and Takeaway.com

2) The $4.1bn acquisition of Ei Group by Stonegate PubBidco Limited

3) The Unite Group’s $1.77bn acquisition of Liberty Living Group

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4) The $635m asset transaction with Total by HitecVision and Petrogas E&P

5) Gazit-Globe’s acquisition of Atrium European Real Estate for $633.62m.

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.