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.

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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