Total consumer industry cross border M&A deals worth $3.69bn were announced globally in November 2020, led by Croda International’s $972.92m acquisition of Iberchem, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 63.4% over the previous month and a drop of 39.8% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $6.13bn.

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 $2.02bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.22bn.

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 November 2020 was the US with nine deals, followed by the UK with four and Canada with three.

In 2020, as of November, consumer cross border M&A deals worth $40.7bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 19.6% year on year.

consumer industry cross border M&A deals in November 2020: Top deals

The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 75.8% of the overall value during November 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer cross border M&A deals stood at $2.79bn, against the overall value of $3.69bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry cross border M&A deals of November 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Croda International’s $972.92m acquisition of Iberchem

2) The $800m acquisition of Salsas de Jalisco Cacu by Mccormick

3) De’Longhi’s $420m acquisition of Capital Brands

4) The $300m acquisition of SweetWater BrewingInc by Aphria

5) AccorHotels’ acquisition of SBE Entertainment Group for $300m.