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February 25, 2022

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

By Carmen

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

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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