1. Deals Analysis
October 26, 2021

Consumer industry deals total $38.6bn globally in September 2021

Total consumer industry deals worth $38.6bn were announced globally for September 2021, with the $21.55bn acquisition of Entain 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 $22.26bn and a rise of 138% when compared with the last 12-month average of $16.23bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 4.57% with 366 deals in September 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 350 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $22.78bn in September 2021.

consumer industry deals in September 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 81.5% of the overall value during September 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $31.47bn, against the overall value of $38.6bn recorded for the month.

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

1) DraftKings $21.55bn acquisition deal with Entain

2) The $5.65bn private equity of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII by Cherng Family Trust and Stonepeak Partners

3) Cascade Investment $2.21bn private equity deal with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

4) The $1.05bn private equity of Ziwi Pets by FountainVest Partners

5) Ardian $1bn private equity deal with Florida Food Products

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.