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
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.