Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $377.5m were announced in Europe in February 2022, led by Allwyn Entertainment’s $372.2m acquisition of OPAP, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 7.8% over the previous month of $350.24m and a drop of 90.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $3.89bn.

Europe held an 11.98% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $3.15bn in February 2022. With an 11.82% share and deals worth $372.2m, Greece was the top country in Europe’s M&A deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, Europe recorded 40 deals during February 2022, marking a decrease of 13.04% over the previous month and a drop of 24.53% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 14 deals during the month.

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

The top three consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during February 2022.

The combined value of the top three consumer deals stood at $377.47m, against the overall value of $377.5m recorded for the month.

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

1) Allwyn Entertainment $372.2m acquisition deal with OPAP

2) The $4.14m acquisition of 62% stake in Breatec by BRAIN Biotech

3) Iberdrola $1.13m acquisition deal with Aqui tu Reforma Europa