1. Deals Analysis
September 29, 2021

Consumer industry M&A deals total $1.6bn in Asia-Pacific in August 2021

Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $1.6bn were announced in Asia-Pacific in August 2021, led by JBS’s $402m acquisition of Huon Aquaculture Group, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 385.2% over the previous month of $337.99m and a drop of 29.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $2.32bn.

Asia-Pacific held an 11.60% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $14.14bn in August 2021. With a 3.53% share and deals worth $498.89m, Australia was the top country in Asia-Pacific’s M&A deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, Asia-Pacific recorded 38 deals during August 2021, marking an increase of 111.11% over the previous month and a rise of 8.57% over the 12-month average. China recorded eight deals during the month.

Asia-Pacific consumer industry M&A deals in August 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 75.5% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $1.24bn, against the overall value of $1.6bn recorded for the month.

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

1) JBS $402m acquisition deal with Huon Aquaculture Group

2) The $266.16m acquisition of 7% stake in HengTen Networks Group by Water Lily Investment

3) CCI International Holland $252.28m acquisition deal for 57.1% stake in Coca-Cola Bottlers Uzbekistan

4) The $231.53m acquisition of 22.99% stake in Guangdong Homa Appliances by TCL Home Appliances Group

5) BWX $89m acquisition of 50.1% stake in Go-To Skincare

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.