Europe’s consumer industry saw a drop of 45.45% in cross border deal activity during January 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Royal Unibrew’s $281.3m acquisition of 75% stake inHansa Borg Bryggerier, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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A total of 24 consumer industry cross border deals worth $313.7m were announced for the region in January 2022, against the 12-month average of 44 deals.
Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in January 2022 with 15 transactions, representing a 62.5% share for the region.
In second place was venture financing with six deals, followed by private equity deals with three transactions, respectively capturing a 25% and 12.5% share of the overall cross border deal activity for the month.
In terms of value of cross border deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s consumer industry with $281.3m, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $32.41m and $0m, respectively.
Europe consumer industry cross border deals in January 2022: Top deals
The top five consumer cross border deals accounted for 99.8% of the overall value during January 2022.
The combined value of the top five consumer cross border deals stood at $313.03m, against the overall value of $313.7m recorded for the month.
The top five consumer industry cross border deals of January 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Royal Unibrew $281.3m acquisition deal for 75% stake in Hansa Borg Bryggerier
5) ASICS Ventures,Javier Alonso,Julio Cousillas,Patricia Camarero and Waveform Investments $0.68m venture financing deal with Pyratex