Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $745.4m were announced in Asia-Pacific in April 2021, led by Evolution Gaming Group’s $535.28m acquisition of Big Time Gaming, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 77.8% over the previous month of $3.35bn and a drop of 76.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $3.22bn.

Asia-Pacific held a 3.34% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $22.29bn in April 2021. With a 2.77% share and deals worth $616.79m, Australia was the top country in Asia-Pacific’s M&A deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, Asia-Pacific recorded 33 deals during April 2021, marking a decrease of 31.25% over the previous month and a drop of 28.26% over the 12-month average. Australia recorded eight deals during the month.

Asia-Pacific consumer industry M&A deals in April 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 93.1% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $693.96m, against the overall value of $745.4m recorded for the month.

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

1) Evolution Gaming Group $535.28m acquisition deal with Big Time Gaming

2) The $81.51m asset transaction of Lasseters International by Iris Capital (Australia)

3) FGV Integrated Farming Holdings Sdn $42.63m acquisition deal with MSM Perlis Sdn.

4) The $20.67m acquisition of Carsan (Shunde) Manufacturing by Foshan XiongYing Logistics

5) Chuzhou Mirun Technology $13.87m acquisition deal with .Ltd and Shanghai Jiale Corporation