1. Deals Analysis
December 20, 2021

Consumer industry M&A deals total $2.4bn in Europe in November 2021

Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $2.4bn were announced in Europe in November 2021, led by Sun Communities’ $1.3bn acquisition of Park Holidays, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 63.8% over the previous month of $1.49bn and a drop of 31.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $3.58bn.

Europe held a 21.07% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $11.58bn in November 2021. With a 15.98% share and deals worth $1.85bn, the UK was the top country in Europe’s M&A deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, Europe recorded 46 deals during November 2021, marking an increase of 4.55% over the previous month and a drop of 8.00% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 13 deals during the month.

Europe consumer industry M&A deals in November 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 97% of the overall value during November 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $2.37bn, against the overall value of $2.4bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Sun Communities $1.3bn acquisition deal with Park Holidays

2) The $540.89m acquisition of Tombola by Flutter Entertainment

3) Glanbia Co-operative Society $355.79m acquisition deal for 40% stake in Glanbia Ireland

4) The $100m acquisition of BIOTECH FOODS by JBS

5) Royal DSM $73.31m acquisition deal with Vestkorn Milling

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.