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March 24, 2022

Consumer industry M&A deals total $377.5m in Europe in February 2022

By Carmen

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

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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