1. Deals Analysis
October 25, 2021

Consumer industry cross border deals total $29.4bn globally in September 2021

Total consumer industry cross border deals worth $29.4bn were announced globally for September 2021, with the $21.55bn acquisition of Entain being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 295.7% over the previous month of $7.42bn and a rise of 214.7% when compared with the last 12-month average of $9.33bn.

In terms of number of cross border deals, the sector saw a drop of 8.57% with 96 deals in September 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 105 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with cross border deals worth $22.06bn in September 2021.

consumer industry cross border deals in September 2021: Top deals

The top five cross border deals accounted for 91.01% of the overall value during September 2021.

The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $26.72bn, against the overall value of $29.4bn recorded for the month.

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

1) DraftKings $21.55bn acquisition deal with Entain

2) The $2.21bn private equity deal for 23.75% stake in Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts by Cascade Investment

3) FountainVest Partners $1.05bn private equity deal with Ziwi Pets

4) The $1bn private equity of Florida Food Products by Ardian

5) Domestic Group $900m acquisition deal with Igloo Products

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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