1. Deals Analysis
September 16, 2021

Consumer industry cross border deals total $5.9bn globally in August 2021

Total consumer industry cross border deals worth $5.9bn were announced globally for August 2021, with the $3.3bn private equity deal with PepsiCo being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 26.9% over the previous month of $4.65bn and a drop of 31.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $8.56bn.

In terms of number of cross border deals, the sector saw a drop of 12.22% with 79 deals in August 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 90 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with cross border deals worth $3.79bn in August 2021.

consumer industry cross border deals in August 2021: Top deals

The top five cross border deals accounted for 80.7% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $4.79bn, against the overall value of $5.9bn recorded for the month.

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

1) PAI Partners $3.3bn private equity deal with PepsiCo

2) The $427m acquisition of 94.7% stake in The Coca-Cola Bottling of Egypt by Coca-Cola HBC Holdings

3) Wolverine World Wide $410m acquisition deal with Lady of Leisure Holdings

4) The $402m acquisition of Huon Aquaculture Group by JBS

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

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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