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May 26, 2021

Consumer industry M&A deals total $15.2bn in North America in April 2021

Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $15.2bn were announced in North America in April 2021, led by Nestle’s $5.75bn acquisition of The Bountiful, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 684.02% over the previous month of $1.94bn and a rise of 328.5% when compared with the last 12-month average of $3.55bn.

North America held a 68.24% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $22.29bn in April 2021. With a 66.53% share and deals worth $14.83bn, the US was the top country in North America’s M&A deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, North America recorded 71 deals during April 2021, marking a decrease of 18.39% over the previous month and a rise of 12.70% over the 12-month average. The US recorded 58 deals during the month.

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North America consumer industry M&A deals in April 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 82.02% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $12.48bn, against the overall value of $15.2bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Nestle’s $5.75bn acquisition of The Bountiful

2) The $3.63bn acquisition of Broan-Nutone and Nortek Global HVAC. by Madison Industries

3) Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore’s $1.5bn acquisition of Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball

4) The $950m acquisition of Olde Thompson by Olam Food Ingredients

5) The merger of Gores Metropoulos II and Sonder for $650m.