Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $37.9bn were announced globally in March 2022, led by Kids2’s $32.98bn acquisition of Summer Infant, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 667.8% over the previous month of $4.94bn and a rise of 262.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $10.47bn.
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 $35.57bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $35.55bn.
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.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in March 2022 was the US with 39 deals, followed by the India with ten and the UK with nine.
In 2022, as of March, consumer M&A deals worth $46.27bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 104.4% year on year.
consumer industry M&A deals in March 2022: Top deals
The top five M&A deals accounted for 97.04% of the overall value during March 2022.
The combined value of the top five consumer M&A deals stood at $36.81bn, against the overall value of $37.9bn recorded for the month.
The top five consumer industry M&A deals of March 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Kids2 $32.98bn acquisition deal with Summer Infant
2) The $2bn acquisition of Columbia Care by Cresco Labs
3) Kakao $810m acquisition deal for 20% stake in SM Entertainment
4) The $550m acquisition of CF3 SPV I by Demand Brands
5) Hoban Construction $462.48m acquisition of 13.97% stake in HANJIN KAL
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.