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December 16, 2021

Europe’s consumer industry saw a drop of 16.28% in cross border deal activity during November 2021

Europe’s consumer industry saw a drop of 16.28% in cross border deal activity during November 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII’s $5.1bn private equity deal with Ekaterra, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 36 consumer industry cross border deals worth $7.5bn were announced for the region in November 2021, against the 12-month average of 43 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in November 2021 with 23 transactions, representing a 63.9% share for the region.

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In second place was private equity with seven deals, followed by venture financing deals with six transactions, respectively capturing a 19.4% and 16.7% share of the overall cross border deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of cross border deals, private equity was the leading category in Europe’s consumer industry with $5.36bn, while M&A and venture financing deals totalled $2.07bn and $28.3m, respectively.

Europe consumer industry cross border deals in November 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer cross border deals accounted for 97.01% of the overall value during November 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer cross border deals stood at $7.23bn, against the overall value of $7.5bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry cross border deals of November 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII $5.1bn private equity deal with Ekaterra

2) The $1.3bn acquisition of Park Holidays by Sun Communities

3) Flutter Entertainment $540.89m acquisition deal with Tombola

4) The $189m private equity of KSL Capital Partners by Cedar Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs Asset Management

5) JBS $100m acquisition deal with BIOTECH FOODS

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