Total Consumer industry M&A deals worth $3.1bn were announced globally in April 2022, led by Mondelez International’s $1.3bn acquisition of S.A. de and Ricolino, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 38.9% over the previous month of $5.01bn and a drop of 71.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $10.61bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.18bn. At the country level, the Mexico topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.3bn.

In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for Consumer industry M&A deals globally, followed by North America and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in April 2022 was the US with 29 deals, followed by the UK with ten and India with ten.

In 2022, as of April, Consumer M&A deals worth $16.41bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 61.8% year on year.

Consumer industry M&A deals in April 2022: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 73.8% of the overall value during April 2022.

The combined value of the top five Consumer M&A deals stood at $2.26bn, against the overall value of $3.1bn recorded for the month.

The top five Consumer industry M&A deals of April 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Mondelez International $1.3bn acquisition deal with S.A. de and Ricolino

2) The $470m acquisition of ReKTGlobal by Infinite Reality

3) TKTR Investment $176m acquisition deal with Fortress State International

4) The $161.7m acquisition of Club Coffee by Olam Food Ingredients

5) Helen of Troy Corporate $150m acquisition deal with Recipe Products