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May 13, 2022

Consumer industry M&A deals total $4bn in Europe in April 2021

Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $4bn were announced in Europe in April 2021, led by Daniel Ek’s $2.5bn acquisition of Arsenal FC, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 959.05% over the previous month of $375.81m and a rise of 132.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.71bn.

Europe held a 17.86% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $22.29bn in April 2021. With an 11.66% share and deals worth $2.6bn, 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 40 deals during April 2021, marking a decrease of 46.67% over the previous month and a drop of 27.27% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 14 deals during the month.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 96.6% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $3.84bn, against the overall value of $4bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Daniel Ek $2.5bn acquisition deal with Arsenal FC

2) The $934m acquisition of SECNA Natural Ingredients Group by Chr. Hansen Natural Colors

3) S.A.U and Lopesan Touristik $221.34m acquisition deal with IFA Hotel & Touristik

4) The $97.77m asset transaction of by Legal & General Investment Management

5) Delphine $89.55m acquisition deal with TOD’S France

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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