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February 27, 2022

Consumer industry M&A deals total $1.9bn in North America in January 2022

By Carmen

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

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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