1. Deals Analysis
May 27, 2022

North America’s consumer industry saw a drop of 30.52% in deal activity during April 2022

By Carmen

North America’s consumer industry saw a drop of 30.52% in deal activity during April 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Mondelez International’s $1.3bn acquisition of S.A. de and Ricolino, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 107 consumer industry deals worth $3.3bn were announced for the region in April 2022, against the 12-month average of 154 deals.

Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in April 2022 with 56 transactions, representing a 52.3% share for the region.

In second place was M&A with 37 deals, followed by private equity deals with 14 transactions, respectively capturing a 34.6% and 13.1% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in North America’s consumer industry with $2.18bn, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $797.05m and $343m, respectively.

North America consumer industry deals in April 2022: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 79% of the overall value during April 2022.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $2.62bn, against the overall value of $3.3bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Mondelez International $1.3bn acquisition deal with S.A. de and Ricolino

2) The $470m acquisition of ReKTGlobal by Infinite Reality

3) Abu Dhabi Growth Fund (ADG),Baillie Gifford UK Growth Trust,Bill Gates,Cargill,Cercano Management,Christiana Musk,CPT Capital,Givaudan,IndieBio,John Doerr,Kimbal Musk,Norwest Venture Partners,SALT Fund,SoftBank Vision Fund 2,Synthesis Capital,Temasek Holdings (Private) and Tyson Foods $400m venture financing deal with Upside Foods

4) The $293m private equity of 30% stake in OEG Attractions Holdings by Atairos Management and NBCUniversal Media

5) Olam Food Ingredients $161.7m acquisition deal with Club Coffee

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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