Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $1.9bn were announced in North America in January 2022, led by Mars‘ $1bn acquisition of NomNomNow, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 35.1% over the previous month of $2.85bn and a drop of 62.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $4.88bn.

North America held a 57.28% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $3.23bn in January 2022. With a 57.28% share and deals worth $1.85bn, the US was the top country in North America’s M&A deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, North America recorded 55 deals during January 2022, marking a decrease of 20.29% over the previous month and a drop of 5.17% over the 12-month average. The US recorded 50 deals during the month.

North America consumer industry M&A deals in January 2022: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 99.4% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $1.83bn, against the overall value of $1.9bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Mars $1bn acquisition deal with NomNomNow

2) The $447.5m acquisition of The Garmon by Swedencare(publ)

3) Monster Beverage $330m acquisition deal with Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective

4) The $41.5m acquisition of Sundry Clothing by Digital Brands Group

5) Inspired Entertainment $14.5m acquisition deal with Sportech Lotteries