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September 28, 2021

Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry saw a rise of 20.20% in deal activity during August 2021

Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry saw a rise of 20.20% in deal activity during August 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by JBS’s $402m acquisition of Huon Aquaculture Group, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 119 consumer industry deals worth $2.2bn were announced for the region in August 2021, against the 12-month average of 99 deals.

Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in August 2021 with 77 transactions, representing a 64.7% share for the region.

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In second place was M&A with 38 deals, followed by private equity deals with four transactions, respectively capturing a 31.9% and 3.4% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry with $1.64bn, followed by venture financing deals totalled $530.86m.

Asia-Pacific consumer industry deals in August 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 57.04% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $1.24bn, against the overall value of $2.2bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of August 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) JBS $402m acquisition deal with Huon Aquaculture Group

2) The $266.16m acquisition of 7% stake in HengTen Networks Group by Water Lily Investment

3) CCI International Holland $252.28m acquisition deal for 57.1% stake in Coca-Cola Bottlers Uzbekistan

4) The $231.53m acquisition of 22.99% stake in Guangdong Homa Appliances by TCL Home Appliances Group

5) BWX $89m acquisition deal of 50.1% stake in Go-To Skincare