Total consumer industry deals for December 2020 worth $19.51bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 41.8% over the previous month and a drop of 18.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $23.83bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 10.1% over the last 12-month average with 492 deals against the average of 447 deals.
In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $9.15bn.
Consumer industry deals in December 2020: Top deals
The top five consumer deals accounted for 39.4% of the overall value during December 2020.
The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $7.7bn, against the overall value of $19.51bn recorded for the month.
The top five consumer industry deals of December 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Apollo Global Management’s $3bn private equity deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev
2) The $1.39bn acquisition of Stone Island by Moncler
3) Gamenet Group’s $1.33bn acquisition of Lottomatica Scommesse and Lottomatica Videolot Rete
4) The $1.1bn merger of The HydraFacial and Vesper Healthcare Acquisition by
5) B&J and Blackstone Infrastructure Partners’ private equity deal with Applegreen for $869.66m.
Verdict deals analysis methodology
This analysis considers only announced and completed 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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