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April 26, 2021

Consumer industry M&A deals total $3.33bn globally in March 2021

Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $3.33bn were announced globally in March 2021, led by Hilton Grand Vacations’ $1.4bn acquisition of Diamond Resorts International, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 67% over the previous month of $10.09bn and a drop of 60.7% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $8.48bn.

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 $1.94bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.93bn.

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 March 2021 was the US with 70 deals, followed by the UK with 27 and Canada with 12.

In 2021, as of March, consumer M&A deals worth $21.88bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 24.4% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 67.8% of the overall value during March 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $2.26bn, against the overall value of $3.33bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Hilton Grand Vacations’ $1.4bn acquisition of Diamond Resorts International

2) The $400.61m asset transaction with Compass Minerals America Do Sul Industria E Comercio by ICL Group

3) GL Mountrose Investment Two’s $169m acquisition of Hutchison Whampoa Guangzhou Baiyunshan Chinese MedicineLimited

4) The $150m asset transaction with Amyris by Royal DSM

5) TPG Pace Holdings’ acquisition of Century Gaming Technologies for $140m.

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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