Total consumer industry cross border M&A deals worth $2bn were announced globally in February 2022, led by Plateau Consumer’s $1bn acquisition deal for 40% stake in China Resources C’estbon Beverage (China), according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 20.5% over the previous month of $1.66bn and a drop of 64.5% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $5.63bn.

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 $1bn. At the country level, the China topped the list in terms of deal value at $1000m.

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 February 2022 was the US with ten deals, followed by the Canada with four and China with three.

In 2022, as of February, consumer cross border M&A deals worth $3.66bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 56.8% year on year.

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

The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 96% of the overall value during February 2022.

The combined value of the top five consumer cross border M&A deals stood at $1.92bn, against the overall value of $2bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Plateau Consumer $1bn acquisition deal for 40% stake in China Resources C’estbon Beverage (China)

2) The $372.2m acquisition of OPAP by Allwyn Entertainment

3) Shinsegae Property $248.67m acquisition deal with Shafer Vineyards

4) The $228.25m acquisition of SHINSEGAE FOOD by Emart America

5) Kerry Group $70.19m acquisition deal with and ENMEX