Total consumer industry M&A deals in November 2020 worth $5.96bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 11.8% over the previous month and a drop of 11.4% when compared with the last 12-month average of $6.72bn.

The US held a 51.5% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $11.57bn in November 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 62 deals during November 2020, marking a decrease of 30.3% over the previous month and a drop of 22.5% over the 12-month average.

The US consumer industry M&A deals in November 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 62.9% of the overall value during November 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $3.75bn, against the overall value of $5.96bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of November 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) VF’s $2.1bn acquisition of Supreme Clothing

2) The $480m acquisition of Truco Enterprises by Utz Brands

3) De’Longhi’s $420m acquisition of Capital Brands

4) The $395m acquisition of Bensussen Deutsch & Associates by ACCO Brands

5) GoBrands’ acquisition of Beverages & More for $350m.

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.