Total Beverage industry deals worth $101.3m were announced globally for May 2022, with the Keistone $78m private equity deal with Yeokjeon FnC being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 71.9% over the previous month of $360.53m and a drop of 93.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.63bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 40.82% with 29 deals in May 2022 when compared to the last 12-month average of 49 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $86.04m in May 2022.

Beverage industry deals in May 2022: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 95% of the overall value during May 2022.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $96.19m, against the overall value of $101.3m recorded for the month.

The top five Beverage industry deals of May 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Keistone Partners $78m private equity deal with Yeokjeon FnC

2) The $7.44m venture financing of Leyin Innovation Technology by Kuanzhai Venture Capital and Shengjing Jiacheng Investments

3) Haltra Group $4.7m venture financing deal with Koa Switzerland

4) The $3.05m venture financing of French Bloom by Adrien Dassault,Frederic Biousse,Heriard-Dubreuil,Jean Moueix and Marguerite Longuet

5) The Lab Capital Advisors $3m venture financing deal with sipMARGS