Consumer industry cross border deals total $4.69bn globally in December 2020

21 January 2021 (Last Updated February 12th, 2021 07:31)

Total consumer industry cross border deals worth $4.69bn were announced globally for December 2020, with the $3bn private equity deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 71.2% over the previous month of $16.29bn and a drop of 46.4% when compared with the last 12-month average of $8.75bn.

In terms of number of cross border deals, the sector saw a rise of 7.59% with 85 deals in December 2020 when compared to the last 12-month average of 79 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with cross border deals worth $3.35bn in December 2020.

Consumer industry cross border deals in December 2020: Top deals

The top five cross border deals accounted for 86.6% of the overall value during December 2020.

The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $4.06bn, against the overall value of $4.69bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry cross border deals of December 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Apollo Global Management’s $3bn private equity deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev

2) The $408.79m acquisition of Asaleo Care by Essity

3) Thrasio’s $269.69m acquisition of Maximo Fitness

4) The $200m private equity deal of ZEVIA by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

5) D1 Capital Partners and Darsana Capital Partners’ venture financing deal with Bolt Technology for $182.28m.

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.