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March 21, 2022

Consumer industry cross border M&A deals total $2bn globally in February 2022

By Carmen

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.

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 S.A.de and ENMEX

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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