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.

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By GlobalData

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