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.

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By GlobalData

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.