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December 28, 2020

Consumer industry cross border M&A deals total $3.69bn globally in November 2020

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.

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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