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