Europe’s consumer industry saw a drop of 19.61% in deal activity during September 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by DraftKings‘ $21.55bn acquisition of Entain, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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A total of 82 consumer industry deals worth $22.8bn were announced for the region in September 2021, against the 12-month average of 102 deals.
Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in September 2021 with 39 transactions, representing a 47.6% share for the region.
In second place was venture financing with 25 deals, followed by private equity deals with 18 transactions, respectively capturing a 30.5% and 22% share of the overall deal activity for the month.
In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s consumer industry with $22.02bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $490.51m and $269.49m, respectively.
Europe consumer industry deals in September 2021: Top deals
The top five consumer deals accounted for 98.2% of the overall value during September 2021.
The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $22.37bn, against the overall value of $22.8bn recorded for the month.
The top five consumer industry deals of September 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) DraftKings $21.55bn acquisition deal with Entain
3) Crucial Innovations $164.42m acquisition deal with Eco Equity