Total consumer industry cross border M&A deals worth $133m were announced globally in July 2021, led by Wise Cap Limited’s $72.64m acquisition of Kaohsiung OptoElectronics, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 94.4% over the previous month of $2.36bn and a drop of 97.6% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $5.6bn.

Comparing cross border M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $128.29m. At the country level, the Taiwan topped the list in terms of deal value at $72.64m.

In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for consumer industry cross border M&A deals globally, followed by North America and then Asia-Pacific.

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By GlobalData

The top country in terms of cross border M&A deals activity in July 2021 was Canada with four deals, followed by the UK with four and the US with four.

In 2021, as of July, consumer cross border M&A deals worth $30.62bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 81.3% year on year.

consumer industry cross border M&A deals in July 2021: Top deals

The top three cross border M&A deals accounted for 99% of the overall value during July 2021.

The combined value of the top three consumer cross border M&A deals stood at $132m, against the overall value of $133m recorded for the month.

The top three consumer industry cross border M&A deals of July 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Kaohsiung OptoElectronics $72.64m acquisition deal with Wise Cap Limited

2) The $55.65m acquisition of 59.1% stake in Nestle Pakistan by Societe Des Produits Nestle

3) PL Resort $3.7m acquisition deal with Browns Investments