1. Deals Analysis
May 24, 2021

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.

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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’s $5.75bn acquisition of The Bountiful

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

3) Daniel Ek’s $2.5bn acquisition of Arsenal FC

4) The $1.54bn acquisition of 44% stake in Productos Familia by Essity

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