Total consumer industry deals worth $11.28bn were announced globally for January 2021, with the $3.3bn acquisition of GE Appliances being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 1.2% over the previous month of $11.42bn and a drop of 12.4% when compared with the last 12-month average of $12.87bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 16.62% with 276 deals in January 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 331 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $8.61bn in January 2021.

Consumer industry deals in January 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 55.1% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $6.22bn, against the overall value of $11.28bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of January 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

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

2) The $1.23bn acquisition of Bourne Leisure by The Blackstone Group

3) American Industrial Partners‘ $920m private equity deal with Domtar

4) The $430m private equity deal of Welk Hospitality Group by Marriott Vacations Worldwide

5) GVC Holdings’ acquisition deal with Nordic Leisure for $340.38m.