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September 17, 2021

Consumer industry cross border M&A deals total $2.1bn globally in August 2021

Total consumer industry cross border M&A deals worth $2.1bn were announced globally in August 2021, led by Coca-Cola HBC Holdings’ $427m acquisition of The Coca-Cola Bottlingof Egypt, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 1478.9% over the previous month of $132.99m and a drop of 57.5% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $4.94bn.

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 $735.28m. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $604.85m.

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 August 2021 was the US with seven deals, followed by the UK with five and Italy with three.

In 2021, as of August, consumer cross border M&A deals worth $32.72bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 71.3% year on year.

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

The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 76.7% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer cross border M&A deals stood at $1.61bn, against the overall value of $2.1bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Coca-Cola HBC Holdings $427m acquisition deal for 94.7% stake in The Coca-Cola Bottlingof Egypt

2) The $410m acquisition of Lady of Leisure Holdings by Wolverine World Wide

3) JBS $402m acquisition deal with Huon Aquaculture Group

4) The $252.28m acquisition of 57.1% stake in Coca-Cola Bottlers Uzbekistan by CCI International Holland

5) John Textor $121.14m acquisition deal with Crystal Palace Football Club

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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