Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $629.4m were announced in Europe in August 2021, led by Wolverine World Wide ’s $410m acquisition of Lady of Leisure Holdings, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 44.5% over the previous month of $435.47m and a drop of 66.5% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.88bn.

Europe held a 4.45% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $14.14bn in August 2021. With a 4.34% share and deals worth $614.15m, 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 33 deals during August 2021, marking a decrease of 44.07% over the previous month and a drop of 34.00% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 11 deals during the month.

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

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 99.7% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $627.35m, against the overall value of $629.4m recorded for the month.

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

1) Wolverine World Wide $410m acquisition deal with Lady of Leisure Holdings

2) The $121.14m acquisition of Crystal Palace Football Club by John Textor

3) Newlat Food $73.71m acquisition deal with SYMINGTONS

4) The $13.21m acquisition of Vitality and by Midsona

5) Lam Wai Ming $9.29m acquisition deal with Sky Ocean Group