1. Deals Analysis
December 23, 2021updated 22 Jul 2022 11:16am

Consumer industry cross border M&A deals total $5.6bn globally in November 2021

Total consumer industry cross border M&A deals worth $5.6bn were announced globally in November 2021, led by Heineken’s $2.52bn acquisition of Distell Group Holdings, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 29.6% over the previous month of $4.29bn and a drop of 8.1% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $6.05bn.

Comparing cross border M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Middle East and Africa held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.52bn. At the country level, the South Africa topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.52bn.

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 November 2021 was the US with 12 deals, followed by the UK with five and Italy with four.

In 2021, as of November, consumer cross border M&A deals worth $65.66bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 61% year on year.

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

The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 91.3% of the overall value during November 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer cross border M&A deals stood at $5.08bn, against the overall value of $5.6bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Heineken $2.52bn acquisition deal with Distell Group Holdings

2) The $1.3bn acquisition of Park Holidays by Sun Communities

3) Flutter Entertainment $540.89m acquisition deal with Tombola

4) The $455.13m acquisition of Munchworld Marketing Sdn and Munchy Food Industries Sdn. by Universal Robina

5) Anjac $263.11m acquisition deal with Apollo Healthcare

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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