Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $1.8bn were announced in Asia-Pacific in March 2022, led by Kakao’s $810m acquisition of 20% stake in SM Entertainment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 4.8% over the previous month of $1.68bn and a rise of 5.4% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.67bn.

Asia-Pacific held a 4.64% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $37.93bn in March 2022. With a 3.56% share and deals worth $1.35bn, Republic of Korea (South Korea) was the top country in Asia-Pacific’s M&A deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, Asia-Pacific recorded 32 deals during March 2022, marking a flat growth over the previous month and a drop of 13.51% over the 12-month average. India recorded ten deals during the month.

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Asia-Pacific consumer industry M&A deals in March 2022: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 98.1% of the overall value during March 2022.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $1.72bn, against the overall value of $1.8bn recorded for the month.

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

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

2) The $462.48m acquisition of 14% stake in HANJIN KAL by Hoban Construction

3) Tate & Lyle $237m acquisition deal with Quantum Hi-Tech (China) Biological

4) The $138.38m acquisition of 26% stake in Eureka Forbes by AI Global Investments (Cyprus) PCC,AI Pure (Cayman),Lunolux and Lunolux Midco

5) Jeongyookgak $74.7m acquisition deal with The Chorocmaeul