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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.

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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