Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $7.86bn were announced globally in January 2021, led by AB Electrolux’s $3.3bn acquisition of GE Appliances, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 13.7% over the previous month of $9.11bn and a drop of 11% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $8.83bn.

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 $7.08bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $7.05bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in January 2021 was the US with 59 deals, followed by the UK with 15 and Germany with nine.

In 2021, as of January, consumer M&A deals worth $7.86bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 30.2% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 57.7% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $4.54bn, against the overall value of $7.86bn recorded for the month.

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

1) AB Electrolux’s $3.3bn acquisition of GE Appliances

2) The $430m acquisition of Welk Hospitality Group by Marriott Vacations Worldwide

3) GVC Holdings’ $340.38m acquisition of Nordic Leisure

4) The $238m asset transaction with Luxco by MGP Ingredients

5) Rocky Brands‘ acquisition of Honeywell International for $230m.