US beverage industry saw a drop of 4.55% in overall deal activity during January 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Monster Beverage’s $330m acquisition of Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 21 deals worth $522.2m were announced in January 2022, compared with the 12-month average of 22 deals.

venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 11 deals, which accounted for 52.4% of all deals.

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In second place was M&A with eight deals, followed by private equity with two transactions, respectively accounting for 38.1% and 9.5% of overall deal activity in the US technology industry during the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in the US beverage industry with total deals worth $331.94m, followed by venture financing deals totalled $190.24m.

US beverage industry deals in January 2022: Top deals

The top five beverage industry deals accounted for 89.05% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five beverage deals stood at $465m, against the overall value of $522.2m recorded for the month.

The top five beverage industry deals of January 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Monster Beverage $330m acquisition deal with Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective

2) The $75m venture financing of Supplying Demand by Access Capital Fund,Live Nation Entertainment,Nomad Venture Fund,PowerPlant Partners and Science

3) The Production Board $30m venture financing deal with Cana Technology

4) The $20m venture financing of Fermented Sciences by Beam Suntory,Beechwood Ventures,Monogram Capital Partners,Powerplant Ventures and Quadrant Capital Advisors

5) Cheyenne Ventures,Gather Ventures,Indico Capital Partners,MissionPoint Partners,Next View Ventures,Nextblue Ventures,Riverside Ventures,Shilling Capital Partners,Siddhi Capital and Silas Capital $10m venture financing deal with kencko foods