Total consumer industry cross border M&A deals worth $14.1bn were announced globally in April 2021, led by Nestle’s $5.75bn acquisition of The Bountiful, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 288.1% over the previous month of $3.62bn and a rise of 212.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $4.5bn.

Comparing cross border M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $9.88bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $9.87bn.

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

The top country in terms of cross border M&A deals activity in April 2021 was the US with 16 deals, followed by the Italy with four and Australia with four.

In 2021, as of April, consumer cross border M&A deals worth $27.43bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 131.3% year on year.

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

The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 88.4% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer cross border M&A deals stood at $12.42bn, against the overall value of $14.1bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Nestle’s $5.75bn acquisition of The Bountiful

2) The $3.63bn acquisition of Broan-Nutone and Nortek Global HVAC. by Madison Industries

3) Essity’s $1.54bn acquisition of 44% stake in Productos Familia

4) The $934m acquisition of SECNA Natural Ingredients Group by Chr. Hansen Natural Colors

5) Abdulaziz Alajlan & Sonsfor Commercial and Real Estate Investment, Al Rajhi International for Investment, National Agricultural Development and Olam International’s acquisition of Second Milling for $569.63m.