Total consumer industry deals worth $23.55bn were announced globally for March 2021, with the $6.2bn private equity deal with Crown Resorts being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 4.1% over the previous month of $22.62bn and a rise of 79.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $13.1bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 20.54% with 399 deals in March 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 331 deals.
In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $9.51bn in March 2021.
Consumer industry deals in March 2021: Top deals
The top five deals accounted for 80% of the overall value during March 2021.
The combined value of the top five deals stood at $18.83bn, against the overall value of $23.55bn recorded for the month.
The top five consumer industry deals of March 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) The Blackstone Group’s $6.2bn private equity deal with Crown Resorts
2) The $6bn private equity deal with Extended Stay America by Blackstone Capital Partners and Starwood Capital Group
3) Hillhouse Capital Group’s $4.38bn private equity deal with Philips Domestic Appliances Holding
4) The $1.4bn acquisition deal of Diamond Resorts International by Hilton Grand Vacations
5) Lindsay Goldberg’s private equity deal with Aryzta for $850m.
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.