Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $1.11bn were announced in Europe in February 2021, led by Greystar Real Estate Partners’ $403.57m asset transaction with KKRInc, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 12.6% over the previous month of $1.27bn and a drop of 46.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $2.08bn.

Europe held a 14.68% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $7.56bn in February 2021. With a 5.87% share and deals worth $443.57m, the UK was the top country in Europe’s M&A deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, Europe recorded 39 deals during February 2021, marking a decrease of 27.78% over the previous month and a drop of 27.78% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 11 deals during the month.

Europe consumer industry M&A deals in February 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 89.2% of the overall value during February 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $994.78m, against the overall value of $1.11bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry M&A deals of February 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Greystar Real Estate Partners’ $403.57m asset transaction with KKRInc

2) The $354.15m acquisition of NutraQ two by Orkla Health

3) Kerry Group’s $106.33m acquisition of Biosearch

4) The $97.08m acquisition of Humble Co by Bayn Europe

5) Jubilant Foodworks Netherlands’ acquisition of Fides Food Systems Cooperatief U.A. for $33.64m.