Consumer industry cross border private equity deals total $3.21bn globally in December 2020

27 January 2021 (Last Updated February 12th, 2021 07:32)

Total consumer industry cross border private equity deals worth $3.21bn were announced globally in December 2020, with Apollo Global Management’ $3bn private equity deal being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 44.3% over the previous month of $5.76bn and a rise of 83.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $1.75bn.

Comparing cross border deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $3.2bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.2bn.

In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for consumer industry cross border private equity deals globally, followed by North America and then Middle East and Africa.

The top country in terms of cross border private equity deals activity in December 2020 was the Italy with five deals, followed by the US with five and Spain with two.

In 2020, as of December, consumer private equity deals worth $24.17bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 19.6% year on year.

consumer industry cross border private equity deals in December 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry cross border private equity deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during December 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer cross border private equity deals stood at $3.21bn, against the overall value of $3.21bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry cross border private equity deals of December 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Apollo Global Management’s $3bn private equity deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev

2) The $200m private equity deal with ZEVIA by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

3) Puma Private Equity’ $4.85m private equity deal with Ron Dorff

4) The $2m private equity deal with SuperMeat by Agronomics

5) Innovation Capital Fund’s private equity deal with Snack Art for $0.05m.

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.