1. Deals Analysis
February 23, 2022

Consumer industry cross border M&A deals total $1.6bn globally in January 2022

By Carmen

Total consumer industry cross border M&A deals worth $1.6bn were announced globally in January 2022, led by Hornblower Cruises and Events’ $600m acquisition of Journey Beyond, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 74.5% over the previous month of $6.39bn and a drop of 73.01% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $6.04bn.

Comparing cross border M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $800.69m. At the country level, the Australia topped the list in terms of deal value at $600.69m.

In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for consumer industry cross border M&A deals globally, followed by North America and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of cross border M&A deals activity in January 2022 was the US with eight deals, followed by the France with four and Canada with three.

In 2022, as of January, consumer cross border M&A deals worth $1.63bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 74.9% year on year.

consumer industry cross border M&A deals in January 2022: Top deals

The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 99.8% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five consumer cross border M&A deals stood at $1.63bn, against the overall value of $1.6bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry cross border M&A deals of January 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Hornblower Cruises and Events $600m acquisition deal with Journey Beyond

2) The $447.5m acquisition of The Garmon by Swedencare(publ)

3) Royal Unibrew $281.3m acquisition deal for 75% stake in Hansa Borg Bryggerier

4) The $200m acquisition of Lifelong Online Retail by Thras.io

5) Reliance Industrial Investments and $98.15m acquisition deal with Columbus Centre(Cayman)

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed cross border 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.

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