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May 27, 2022

Consumer industry cross border M&A deals total $2.2bn globally in April 2022

By Carmen

Total consumer industry cross border M&A deals worth $2.2bn were announced globally in April 2022, led by Mondelez International’s $1.3bn acquisition of S.A. de and Ricolino, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 138.7% over the previous month of $900.75m and a drop of 64.1% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $5.99bn.

Comparing cross border M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.7bn. At the country level, the Mexico topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.3bn.

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 April 2022 was the UK with six deals, followed by the US with four and Switzerland with three.

In 2022, as of April, consumer cross border M&A deals worth $6.95bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 68.02% year on year.

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

The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 88.7% of the overall value during April 2022.

The combined value of the top five consumer cross border M&A deals stood at $1.91bn, against the overall value of $2.2bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Mondelez International $1.3bn acquisition deal with S.A. de and Ricolino

2) The $176m acquisition of Fortress State International by TKTR Investment

3) Olam Food Ingredients $161.7m acquisition deal with Club Coffee

4) The $150m acquisition of Recipe Products by Helen of Troy Corporate

5) LG Household & Health Care $120m acquisition of 65% stake in The Creme Shop

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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