Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $3.2bn were announced globally 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 75.5% over the previous month of $13.16bn and a drop of 70.8% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $11.07bn.

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 $1.85bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.85bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in January 2022 was the US with 50 deals, followed by the UK with ten and India with ten.

In 2022, as of January, consumer M&A deals worth $3.23bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 58.9% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 82.4% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $2.66bn, against the overall value of $3.2bn 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 $600m acquisition of Journey Beyond by Hornblower Cruises and Events

3) Swedencare(publ) $447.5m acquisition deal with The Garmon

4) The $330m acquisition of Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective by Monster Beverage

5) Royal Unibrew $281.3m acquisition deal for 75% stake in Hansa Borg Bryggerier