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)