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.

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

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.