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