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
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.