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December 20, 2021

Consumer industry M&A deals total $4bn in North America in November 2021

Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $4bn were announced in North America in November 2021, led by Booking Holdings’ $1.2bn acquisition of Consumer Club, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 61.4% over the previous month of $2.46bn and a drop of 19.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $4.91bn.

North America held a 34.28% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $11.58bn in November 2021. With a 32.90% share and deals worth $3.81bn, the US was the top country in North America’s M&A deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, North America recorded 74 deals during November 2021, marking an increase of 57.45% over the previous month and a rise of 42.31% over the 12-month average. The US recorded 61 deals during the month.

North America consumer industry M&A deals in November 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 77.7% of the overall value during November 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $3.08bn, against the overall value of $4bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Booking Holdings $1.2bn acquisition deal with Consumer Club

2) The $580m acquisition of W.S. Badcock by Franchise Group

3) Church & DwightInc $580m acquisition deal with Dr. Harold Katz

4) The $414m acquisition of Osprey Packs by Helen of Troy Corporate

5) Edgewell Personal Care $310m acquisition deal with Billie

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.