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August 30, 2021

Consumer industry cross border M&A deals total $133m globally in July 2021

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.

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


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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