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April 21, 2022

Consumer industry deals total $40.5bn globally in March 2022

By Nikitha Ladda

Total consumer industry deals worth $40.5bn were announced globally for March 2022, with the $32.98bn acquisition of Summer Infant being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 164.02% over the previous month of $15.34bn and a rise of 97.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $20.53bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 15.94% with 327 deals in March 2022 when compared to the last 12-month average of 389 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $36.89bn in March 2022.

consumer industry deals in March 2022: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 90.9% of the overall value during March 2022.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $36.81bn, against the overall value of $40.5bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of March 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Kids2 $32.98bn acquisition deal with Summer Infant

2) The $2bn acquisition of Columbia Care by Cresco Labs

3) Kakao $810m acquisition deal for 20% stake in SM Entertainment

4) The $550m acquisition of CF3 SPV I by Demand Brands

5) Hoban Construction $462.48m acquisition of 13.97% stake in HANJIN KAL

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed 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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