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February 28, 2022

Consumer industry M&A deals total $960.4m in Asia-Pacific in January 2022

By Nikitha Ladda

Total consumer industry M&A deals worth $960.4m were announced in Asia-Pacific in January 2022, led by Hornblower Cruises and Events’ $600m acquisition of Journey Beyond, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 99.2% over the previous month of $482.23m and a drop of 27.2% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.32bn.

Asia-Pacific held a 29.73% share of the global consumer industry M&A deal value that totalled $3.23bn in January 2022. With an 18.60% share and deals worth $600.69m, Australia was the top country in Asia-Pacific’s M&A deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, Asia-Pacific recorded 39 deals during January 2022, marking a decrease of 17.02% over the previous month and a rise of 8.33% over the 12-month average. India recorded ten deals during the month.

Asia-Pacific consumer industry M&A deals in January 2022: Top deals

The top five consumer industry M&A deals accounted for 97.1% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $932.7m, against the overall value of $960.4m recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry M&A deals of January 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Hornblower Cruises and Events $600m acquisition deal with Journey Beyond

2) The $200m acquisition of Lifelong Online Retail by Thras.io

3) Fresh Easy $83m acquisition deal with Tasty9

4) The $37.52m acquisition of Organic Harvest by Sanghvi Beauty & Technologies

5) Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail $12.18m acquisition of 51% stake in House of Masaba

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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