1. Deals Analysis
September 28, 2021

Consumer industry deals total $20.2bn globally in August 2021

Total consumer industry deals worth $20.2bn were announced globally for August 2021, with the $4.53bn acquisition of Sanderson Farms being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 73.5% over the previous month of $11.62bn and a rise of 34.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $15.01bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 0.29% with 339 deals in August 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 340 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $15.42bn in August 2021.

consumer industry deals in August 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 70.1% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $14.13bn, against the overall value of $20.2bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Cargill and Continental Grain $4.53bn acquisition deal with Sanderson Farms

2) The $3.3bn private equity of PepsiCo by PAI Partners

3) Hyatt Hotels $2.7bn acquisition deal with Apple Leisure Group

4) The $2.5bn acquisition of Reebok International by Authentic Brands Group

5) CVC Advisers $1.1bn private equity deal with Stock Spirits Group

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.