Consumer industry M&A deals in November 2020 total $11.57bn globally

14 December 2020 (Last Updated December 14th, 2020 18:03)

Consumer industry M&A deals in November 2020 total $11.57bn globally

Total consumer industry M&A deals in November 2020 worth $11.57bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 38.4% over the previous month and a drop of 26.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $15.72bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $7.56bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.96bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for consumer industry M&A deals globally, followed by Asia-Pacific and then Europe.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in November 2020 was the US with 62 deals, followed by China with 19 and Japan with 16.

In 2020, as of the end of November 2020, consumer M&A deals worth $150.22bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 23.3% year on year.

Consumer industry M&A deals in November 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 44.2% of the overall value during November 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $5.12bn, against the overall value of $11.57bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of November 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) VF’s $2.1bn acquisition of Supreme Clothing

2) The $972.92m acquisition of Iberchem by Croda International

3) McCormick &Inc’s $800m acquisition of Salsas de Jalisco Cacu

4) The $765.59m acquisition of Clearwater Seafoods by FNCPartnership and Premium Brands

5) Utz Brands’ acquisition of Truco Enterprises for $480m.

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.


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