1. Deals Analysis
December 29, 2020

Consumer industry cross border deals total $7.75bn globally in November 2020

Total consumer industry cross border deals worth $7.75bn were announced globally for November 2020, with Apollo Global Management ’s $2.53bn private equity deal with Great Canadian Gaming being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 28.5% over the previous month and a rise of 0.5% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.71bn.

In terms of number of cross border deals, the sector saw a drop of 12.66% over the last 12-month average with 69 deals against the average of 79 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with cross border deals worth $4.91bn in November 2020.

consumer industry cross border deals in November 2020: Top deals

The top five cross border deals accounted for 68.7% of the overall value during November 2020.

The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $5.32bn, against the overall value of $7.75bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Apollo Global Management ’s $2.53bn private equity deal with Great Canadian Gaming

2) The $972.92m acquisition of Iberchem by Croda International

3) McCormick &Inc’s $800m acquisition of Salsas de Jalisco Cacu

4) The $593.07m private equity deal of Sazka Entertainment by Apollo Global Management

5) De’Longhi’s acquisition deal with Capital Brands for $420m.

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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