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May 13, 2022

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.

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 $5.75bn acquisition deal with The Bountiful

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

3) Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore $1.5bn acquisition deal with Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball

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

5) $650m merger deal with Gores Metropoulos II and Sonder

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.

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