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September 16, 2021

Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry saw a rise of 9.09% in cross border deal activity during August 2021

Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry saw a rise of 9.09% in cross border 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 24 consumer industry cross border deals worth $1bn were announced for the region in August 2021, against the 12-month average of 22 deals.

Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in August 2021 with 16 transactions, representing a 66.7% share for the region.

In second place was M&A with seven deals, followed by private equity deals with one transactions, respectively capturing a 29.2% and 4.2% share of the overall cross border deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of cross border deals, M&A was the leading category in Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry with $735.28m, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $283.91m and $0m, respectively.

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

The top five consumer cross border deals accounted for 84.5% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer cross border deals stood at $860.66m, against the overall value of $1bn recorded for the month.

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

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

2) The $252.28m acquisition of 57.1% stake in Coca-Cola Bottlers Uzbekistan by CCI International Holland

3) Bastian Lehmann,Biz Stone,Harry Stebbings,Indus Valley Capital,Jeffrey Katzenberg,Josh Buckley,Quiet Capital,Sam Altman,Simon Borrero,Stanley Tang,Steve Pagliuca and Taavet Hinrikus $85m venture financing deal with Airlift Technologies

4) The $68.11m acquisition of Golden Throat Holdings Group Limited by Aureli Investments

5) ABC World Asia,Astanor Ventures,CSIRO Financial Services and Huaxing Growth Capital $53.27m venture financing deal with V2 Food

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed cross border 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.

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