Total consumer industry deals worth $12.3bn were announced globally for May 2021, with the $3.09bn private equity deal with Tabcorp Holdings being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 59.8% over the previous month of $30.46bn and a drop of 14.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $14.36bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 12.01% with 271 deals in May 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 308 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $5.85bn in May 2021.

Consumer industry deals in May 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 58.6% of the overall value during May 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $7.19bn, against the overall value of $12.3bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Apollo Management ’s $3.09bn private equity deal with Tabcorp Holdings

2) The $2bn acquisition of Chipita by Mondelez International

3) Grupo De Moda Soma ’s $975.32m acquisition of Cia Hering

4) The $660.13m acquisition deal of 49% stake in Riu Hotels by RIU-Group

5) H.I.G. Capital’s private equity deal with Travis Perkins Plumbing & Heating for $460.13m.