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May 19, 2021

North America’s consumer industry saw a rise of 16.92% in deal activity during April 2021

North America’s consumer industry saw a rise of 16.92% in deal activity during April 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Nestle’s $5.75bn acquisition of The Bountiful, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 152 consumer industry deals worth $23.6bn were announced for the region in April 2021, against the 12-month average of 130 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in April 2021 with 71 transactions, representing a 46.7% share for the region.

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In second place was venture financing with 62 deals, followed by private equity deals with 19 transactions, respectively capturing a 40.8% and 12.5% 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 $15.21bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $7.68bn and $739.74m, respectively.

North America consumer industry deals in April 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 77.8% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $18.38bn, against the overall value of $23.6bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Nestle’s $5.75bn acquisition of The Bountiful

2) The $5.5bn private equity deal for 5% stake with The Golden State Warriors by Arctos Sports Partners

3) Madison Industries’ $3.63bn acquisition of Broan-Nutone and Nortek Global HVAC.

4) The $2bn private equity deal with Taylor Made Golf by Centroid Investment Partners

5) Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore’s acquisition of Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball for $1.5bn.