Total beverage industry deals worth $731.5m were announced globally for August 2022, with PepsiCo’s $550m acquisition of an 8.5% stake in Celsius Holdings being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 33.7% over the previous month of $547.09m and a drop of 50.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.49bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 17.78% with 37 deals in August 2022 when compared to the last 12-month average of 45 deals.
In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $619.09m in August 2022.
Beverage industry deals in August 2022: Top deals
The top five deals accounted for 94.1% of the overall value during August 2022.
The combined value of the top five deals stood at $688.35m, against the overall value of $731.5m recorded for the month.
The top five beverage industry deals of August 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) PepsiCo’s $550m acquisition deal for 8.5% stake in Celsius Holdings
2) The $50m venture financing of Hector Beverages by GIC
3) CC Beverages Holdings II and Coca-Cola HBC’s $45.85m acquisition deal with ESM Effervescent Sodas Management
4) The $27.5m acquisition of Laird Superfood by EF Hutton SPV I
5) Davide Campari-Milano’s $15m acquisition of 15% stake in Howler Head
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.