Total Consumer industry M&A deals worth $690.7m were announced globally in July 2022, led by Essity’s $320m acquisition of 80% stake in knix wear, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 93.4% over the previous month of $10.4bn and a drop of 93.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $10.32bn.
Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $323.18m. At the country level, the Canada topped the list in terms of deal value at $323.18m.
In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for Consumer industry M&A deals globally, followed by Asia-Pacific and then North America.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in July 2022 was the UK with nine deals, followed by the US with nine and Italy with six.
In 2022, as of July, Consumer M&A deals worth $47.94bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 23.4% year on year.
Consumer industry M&A deals in July 2022: Top deals
The top five M&A deals accounted for 97.4% of the overall value during July 2022.
The combined value of the top five Consumer M&A deals stood at $672.96m, against the overall value of $690.7m recorded for the month.
The top five Consumer industry M&A deals of July 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Essity $320m acquisition deal for 80% stake in knix wear
2) The $237m acquisition of Texon International Group by Coats Group
3) Morinaga Milk Industry $56m acquisition deal for 33% stake in NutriCo Morinaga (Private)
4) The $52.5m acquisition of The Spice Tailor by Premier Foods
5) Snagatr (Fujian) Oral Health Technology $7.46m acquisition deal with Frog Prince (Fujian) Baby & Child Care Products
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.