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COVID-19 impact on Drinks Industry

The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The pandemic has already changed how we work and how we live our lives. Many of these changes will have long-term implications. Companies in every sector, including Drinks, will need to adopt new technologies and new ways of working as they adapt to these new realities.

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Deal trends in the Drinks Industry during COVID-19

Just Drinks’ COVID-19 deal tracker monitors deals that took place across the drinks industry during the pandemic.

Deals trends in the Drinks industry: Q1 2020 – Q4 2021

567 Venture Financing

Total Value US$m: 4,886.9
YOY Change: 28.3%

399 Acquisition

Total Value US$m: 67,829.7
YOY Change: -52.5%

255 Debt Offering

Total Value US$m: 138,539.8
YOY Change: -53.6%

209 Equity Offering

Total Value US$m: 41,921.7
YOY Change: -47.6%

105 Asset Transaction

Total Value US$m: 17,164.1
YOY Change: 31.8%

102 Private Equity

Total Value US$m: 17,957.3
YOY Change: -25.2%

41 Partnership

Total Value US$m: 441
YOY Change: -

20 Merger

Total Value US$m: 6,300
YOY Change: -

1 Licensing Agreement

Total Value US$m: NA
YOY Change: -

Innovation in the Drinks Industry during COVID-19

To best track innovation in response to COVID-19’s impact on the drinks, Just Drinks tracks the patent applications, as well as the patent applicants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of patents in the Drinks Industry: 2018 – 2021

The COVID-19 patents tracker in the drinks monitors the patent applications pre- and post-outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Top Patent Applicants in the Drinks Industry: Pre-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2018 – 2019)

Just Drinks patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Drinks Industry: Post-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2020 – 9M 2021)

Just Drinks patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Number of COVID-19 mentions in filings in the Drinks Industry: Q1 2020 – Q3 2021

Just Drinks tracks drinks companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis monitors the mentions of COVID-19 in those filings during the pandemic.

COVID-19 versus Top 5 Themes in Drinks Industry

Just Drinks compares COVID-19 mentions in filings with other top themes in filings data during the pandemic.

Top 10 Drinks Companies with COVID-19 mentions in filings

Just Drinks tracks which drinks companies mention COVID-19 in filings the most during the pandemic.

Jobs insights in the Drinks Industry during COVID-19

Just Drinks monitors live drinks company jobs postings to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

Job trends in the Drinks Industry

Jobs postings by drinks companies after the outbreak. The COVID-19 jobs tracker in the drinks industry looks at jobs posted, closed and active to assess the impact of the pandemic on sector jobs.

Most active Drinks Companies: Jobs

Just Drinks’ jobs tracker lists drinks companies with the most jobs posted during the COVID-19 period.