Total consumer industry deals worth $8.8bn were announced globally for August 2022, with the Whirlpool’s $3bn acquisition deal with Insinkerator being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 32.2% over the previous month of $6.62bn and a drop of 52% when compared with the last 12-month average of $18.23bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 35.12% with 242 deals in August 2022 when compared to the last 12-month average of 373 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $5.16bn in August 2022.

Consumer industry deals in August 2022: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 77.8% of the overall value during August 2022.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $6.8bn, against the overall value of $8.8bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of August 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Whirlpool’s $3bn acquisition deal with Insinkerator

2) The $1.01bn acquisition of Tassal Group by Cooke

3) Investindustrial’s $950m private equity deal with TreeHouse Foods

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

5) Cain International and The Saudi Public Investment Fund’s $900m private equity deal with Aman Group