Europe’s consumer industry saw a drop of 43.75% in deal activity during August 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Entain’s $944.32m acquisition of 75% stake in SuperSport, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 54 consumer industry deals worth $2.1bn were announced for the region in August 2022, against the 12-month average of 96 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in August 2022 with 26 transactions, representing a 48.2% share for the region.

In second place was venture financing with 18 deals, followed by private equity deals with ten transactions, respectively capturing a 33.3% and 18.5% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

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In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s consumer industry with $1.1bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $900m and $46.89m, respectively.

Europe consumer industry deals in August 2022: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 98.3% of the overall value during August 2022.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $2.02bn, against the overall value of $2.1bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Entain’s $944.32m acquisition deal for 75% stake in SuperSport

2) The $900m private equity of Aman Group by Cain International and The Saudi Public Investment Fund

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) Octopus Ventures, Perwyn and Verlinvest’s $22m venture financing deal with KatKin