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