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May 13, 2022

Consumer industry M&A deals total $22.3bn globally in April 2021

Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $22.3bn were announced globally 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 266.01% over the previous month of $6.09bn and a rise of 154.7% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $8.75bn.

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 $15.21bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $14.83bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for consumer industry M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in April 2021 was the US with 58 deals, followed by the UK with 14 and Canada with 12.

In 2021, as of April, consumer M&A deals worth $47.89bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 49.6% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 66.9% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $14.92bn, against the overall value of $22.3bn 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) Daniel Ek $2.5bn acquisition deal with Arsenal FC

4) The $1.54bn acquisition of Productos Familia by Essity

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

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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