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March 30, 2022

Consumer industry M&A deals total $3.2bn globally in February 2022

By Carmen

Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $3.2bn were announced globally in February 2022, led by Plateau Consumer’s $1bn acquisition of 40% stake in China Resources C’estbon Beverage (China), according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 6.3% over the previous month of $3.36bn and a drop of 70.6% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $10.72bn.

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 $1.59bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.52bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in February 2022 was the US with 46 deals, followed by the UK with 14 and Canada with ten.

In 2022, as of February, consumer M&A deals worth $6.51bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 66.3% year on year.

consumer industry M&A deals in February 2022: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 72.4% of the overall value during February 2022.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $2.28bn, against the overall value of $3.2bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Plateau Consumer $1bn acquisition deal for 40% stake in China Resources C’estbon Beverage (China)

2) The $413m acquisition of Goodness Growth by Verano

3) Allwyn Entertainment $372.2m acquisition deal with OPAP

4) The $250m acquisition of Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia by Fanatics and Jay-Z

5) Shinsegae Property $248.67m acquisition deal with Shafer Vineyards

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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