1. Deals Analysis
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.

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.

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.