Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $14.1bn were announced globally in August 2021, led by Cargill and Continental Grain ’s $4.53bn acquisition of Sanderson Farms , according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 278.1% over the previous month of $3.74bn and a rise of 73.1% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $8.17bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $11.23bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $11.1bn.

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 August 2021 was the US with 43 deals, followed by the UK with 11 and Canada with eight.

In 2021, as of August, consumer M&A deals worth $67.34bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 86.7% year on year.

consumer industry M&A deals in August 2021: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 78.9% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $11.16bn, against the overall value of $14.1bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Cargill and Continental Grain $4.53bn acquisition deal with Sanderson Farms

2) The $2.7bn acquisition of Apple Leisure Group by Hyatt Hotels

3) Authentic Brands Group $2.5bn acquisition deal with Reebok International

4) The $1bn acquisition of Bettera Holdings by Catalent

5) Coca-Cola HBC Holdings $427m acquisition deal with The Coca-Cola Bottlingof Egypt