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February 28, 2022

Consumer industry M&A deals total $322.5m in Europe in January 2022

By Nikitha Ladda

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

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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