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May 19, 2021

Consumer industry cross border M&A deals total $14.1bn globally in April 2021

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.

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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