Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $322.5m were announced in Europe in January 2022, led by Royal Unibrew’s $281.3m acquisition of Hansa Borg Bryggerier, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 95.7% over the previous month of $7.57bn and a drop of 91.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $3.91bn.

Europe held a 9.98% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $3.23bn in January 2022. With an 8.71% share and deals worth $281.3m, Norway was the top country in Europe’s M&A deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, Europe recorded 38 deals during January 2022, marking a decrease of 34.48% over the previous month and a drop of 28.30% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded ten deals during the month.

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

The top three consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 99.8% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top three consumer deals stood at $321.95m, against the overall value of $322.5m recorded for the month.

The top three consumer industry M&A deals of January 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

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

2) The $32.1m acquisition of StarVale Group by Jumbo Interactive

3) The Talbot Collection $8.55m acquisition deal with Clonmel Park Hotel