Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry saw a drop of 33.90% in deal activity during May 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by China Mengniu Dairy ’s $241.25m acquisition of 20% stake in Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy (Group), according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 78 consumer industry deals worth $1.3bn were announced for the region in May 2022, against the 12-month average of 118 deals.

Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in May 2022 with 50 transactions, representing a 64.1% share for the region.

In second place was M&A with 24 deals, followed by private equity deals with four transactions, respectively capturing a 30.8% and 5.1% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry with $771.45m, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $324.58m and $153m, respectively.

Asia-Pacific consumer industry deals in May 2022: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 58.6% of the overall value during May 2022.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $731.84m, against the overall value of $1.3bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of May 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) China Mengniu Dairy $241.25m acquisition deal for 20% stake in Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy (Group)

2) The $181.42m acquisition of 25% stake in Yashili International Holdings by China Mengniu Dairy

3) Danone $131.18m acquisition deal with Dumex Baby Food

4) The $100m venture financing of Neso Brands by Falcon Edge Capital,KKRInc,SoftBank Venture Capital and Temasek Holdings (HK )

5) Keistone Partners $78m private equity deal with Yeokjeon FnC