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