Total consumer industry cross-border M&A deals worth $2.2bn were announced globally in August 2022, led by Cooke’s $1.01bn acquisition of Tassal Group, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 105.7% over the previous month of $1.05bn and a drop of 63.1% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $5.86bn.

Comparing cross-border M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.1bn. At the country level, Australia topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.01bn.

In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for consumer industry cross-border M&A deals globally, followed by Asia-Pacific and then North America.

The top country in terms of cross-border M&A deals activity in August 2022 was the UK with five deals, followed by the US with four and China with three.

In 2022, as of August, consumer cross-border M&A deals worth $30.03bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 13.5% year on year.

Consumer industry cross-border M&A deals in August 2022: Top deals

The top five cross-border M&A deals accounted for 98.8% of the overall value during August 2022.

The combined value of the top five consumer cross-border M&A deals stood at $2.13bn, against the overall value of $2.2bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry cross-border M&A deals of August 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Cooke’s $1.01bn acquisition deal with Tassal Group

2) The $944.32m acquisition of a 75% stake in SuperSport by Entain

3) IOI Corp’s $104.51m acquisition deal with Bunge Loders Croklaan Group

4) The $45.85m acquisition of ESM Effervescent Sodas Management by CC Beverages Holdings II and Coca-Cola HBC

5) Descent’s $26.27m acquisition deal with Le Coq Sportif (Ningbo)