1. Deals Analysis
March 27, 2021

Consumer industry M&A deals total $7.56bn globally in February 2021

Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $7.56bn were announced globally in February 2021, led by Hormel Foods’ $3.35bn asset transaction with Kraft Heinz, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 17.6% over the previous month of $9.17bn and a drop of 11.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $8.53bn.

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 $4.43bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.42bn.

In terms of volumes, Asia-Pacific emerged as the top region for consumer industry M&A deals globally, followed by North America and then Europe.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in February 2021 was the US with 35 deals, followed by the Australia with 13 and the UK with 11.

In 2021, as of February, consumer M&A deals worth $16.73bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 17.7% year on year.

consumer industry M&A deals in February 2021: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 77.9% of the overall value during February 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $5.89bn, against the overall value of $7.56bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Hormel Foods’ $3.35bn asset transaction with Kraft Heinz

2) The $1bn acquisition of DECIEM by The Estee Lauder Companies

3) Raizen Energia’s $670.1m acquisition of Biosev

4) The $468.8m acquisition of Asaleo Care by Essity

5) Greystar Real Estate Partners’ asset transaction with KKRInc for $403.57m.

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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