Total Consumer industry cross border M&A deals worth $19bn were announced globally in May 2022, led by Philip Morris International’s $17.33bn acquisition of Swedish Match, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 778.2% over the previous month of $2.16bn and a rise of 280.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $4.99bn.

Comparing cross border M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $18.37bn. At the country level, the Sweden topped the list in terms of deal value at $18.33bn.

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.

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The top country in terms of cross border M&A deals activity in May 2022 was the US with six deals, followed by the Canada with four and China with four.

In 2022, as of May, Consumer cross border M&A deals worth $25.87bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 1.7% year on year.

Consumer industry cross border M&A deals in May 2022: Top deals

The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 99.5% of the overall value during May 2022.

The combined value of the top five Consumer cross border M&A deals stood at $18.88bn, against the overall value of $19bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Philip Morris International $17.33bn acquisition deal with Swedish Match

2) The $1bn acquisition of Byredo by L’Oreal and Puig

3) China Mengniu Dairy $241.25m acquisition of 20% stake in Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy (Group)

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

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