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March 29, 2022

Europe’s consumer industry saw a drop of 12.87% in deal activity during February 2022

By Carmen

Europe’s consumer industry saw a drop of 12.87% in deal activity during February 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Allwyn Entertainment’s $372.2m acquisition of OPAP, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 88 consumer industry deals worth $980.5m were announced for the region in February 2022, against the 12-month average of 101 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in February 2022 with 40 transactions, representing a 45.5% share for the region.

In second place was venture financing with 33 deals, followed by private equity deals with 15 transactions, respectively capturing a 37.5% and 17.05% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s consumer industry with $377.47m, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $333.88m and $269.19m, respectively.

Europe consumer industry deals in February 2022: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 69.6% of the overall value during February 2022.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $682.28m, against the overall value of $980.5m recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of February 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Allwyn Entertainment $372.2m acquisition deal with OPAP

2) The $127.5m private equity of IP Investment Management and The Glenmore Group by Brookfield Asset Management

3) Bitburger Ventures,Founders Future and Temasek Holdings (Private) $67.12m venture financing deal with Waterdrop Microdrink

4) The $58.28m venture financing of Butcher’s Pet Care by Blazehill Capital,Martin Gray and Secure Trust Bank

5) Aqua-Spark,BNP Paribas,European Circular Bioeconomy Fund,Invest-NL,Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Rabo Investments $57.17m venture financing deal with Protix Biosystems

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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