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