1. Deals Analysis
September 30, 2021

Consumer industry M&A deals total $14.1bn globally in August 2021

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

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.