1. Deals Analysis
September 28, 2021

North America’s consumer industry saw a rise of 10.16% in deal activity during August 2021

North America’s consumer industry saw a rise of 10.16% in deal activity during August 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Cargill and Continental Grain’s $4.53bn acquisition of Sanderson Farms, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 141 consumer industry deals worth $15.4bn were announced for the region in August 2021, against the 12-month average of 128 deals.

Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in August 2021 with 62 transactions, representing a 44% share for the region.

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In second place was M&A with 52 deals, followed by private equity deals with 27 transactions, respectively capturing a 36.9% and 19.2% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in North America’s consumer industry with $11.23bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $3.55bn and $642.82m, respectively.

North America consumer industry deals in August 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 91% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $14.03bn, against the overall value of $15.4bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of August 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Cargill and Continental Grain $4.53bn acquisition deal with Sanderson Farms

2) The $3.3bn private equity of PepsiCo by PAI Partners

3) Hyatt Hotels $2.7bn acquisition deal with Apple Leisure Group

4) The $2.5bn acquisition of Reebok International by Authentic Brands Group

5) Catalent $1bn acquisition deal with Bettera Holdings