Total consumer industry deals for November 2020 worth $19.09bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 47.6% over the previous month and a drop of 14.4% when compared with the last 12-month average of $22.31bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 21% over the last 12-month average with 351 deals against the average of 444 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $11.05bn.

Consumer industry deals in November 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 40.4% of the overall value during November 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $7.71bn, against the overall value of $19.09bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of November 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Apollo Global Management’s $2.53bn private equity deal with Great Canadian Gaming

2) The $2.1bn acquisition of Supreme Clothing by VF

3) The Saudi Public Investment Fund’s $1.3bn private equity deal with Reliance Retail Ventures

4) The $972.92m acquisition of Iberchem by Croda International

5) McCormick &Inc’s acquisition of Salsas de Jalisco Cacu for $800m.

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.