Total consumer industry cross border M&A deals worth $6.09bn were announced globally in January 2021, led by AB Electrolux’s $3.3bn acquisition of GE Appliances, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 341.3% over the previous month of $1.38bn and a rise of 43% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $4.26bn.

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 $5.53bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.52bn.

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 Middle East and Africa.

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The top country in terms of cross border M&A deals activity in January 2021 was the US with 15 deals, followed by the UK with six and Canada with three.

In 2021, as of January, consumer cross border M&A deals worth $6.09bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 51.6% year on year.

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

The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 65.9% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer cross border M&A deals stood at $4.01bn, against the overall value of $6.09bn recorded for the month.

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

1) AB Electrolux’s $3.3bn acquisition of GE Appliances

2) The $340.38m acquisition of Nordic Leisure by GVC Holdings

3) Evergreen Hospitality’s $204.16m acquisition of ASV Group

4) The $107.3m asset transaction with Nabil Foods by Agthia Group

5) MSA Safety’s acquisition of Bristol Uniforms for $60m.