1. Deals Analysis
April 28, 2021

Consumer industry cross border M&A deals total $193.53m in Europe in March 2021

Total consumer industry cross border M&A deals worth $193.53m were announced in Europe in March 2021, led by Siniora Food Industries’ $28.3m acquisition of Trakya ET, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 62.9% over the previous month of $522.25m and a drop of 76.01% when compared with the last 12-month average of $806.55m.

Europe held a 22.13% share of the global consumer industry cross border M&A deal value that totalled $874.32m in March 2021. With a 14.86% share and deals worth $129.9m, the UK was the top country in Europe’s cross border M&A deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of cross border M&A deal activity, Europe recorded 34 deals during March 2021, marking an increase of 30.77% over the previous month and a rise of 54.55% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 14 deals during the month.

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

The top five consumer industry cross border M&A deals accounted for 37.6% of the overall value during March 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer cross border deals stood at $72.68m, against the overall value of $193.53m recorded for the month.

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

1) Siniora Food Industries’ $28.3m acquisition of Trakya ET

2) The $13.94m acquisition of Marathon Foods by Laita PGC

3) KN holding’s $11.9m acquisition of TUI Russia & CIS

4) The $10.44m acquisition of Chrisal by HeiQ

5) Yooma’s acquisition of EMMAC Life Sciences for $8.1m.