Asia-Pacific’s food industry saw a rise of 7.41% in deal activity during January 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Fresh Easy’s $83m acquisition of Tasty9, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 29 food industry deals worth $225.3m were announced for the region in January 2022, against the 12-month average of 27 deals.

Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in January 2022 with 20 transactions, representing a 69% share for the region.

In second place was M&A with nine deals capturing a 31.03% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

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By GlobalData

In terms of value of deals, venture financing was the leading category in Asia-Pacific’s food industry with $142.29m, followed by M&A deals totalled $83m.

Asia-Pacific food industry deals in January 2022: Top deals

The top five food deals accounted for 88% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five food deals stood at $198.22m, against the overall value of $225.3m recorded for the month.

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

1) Fresh Easy $83m acquisition deal with Tasty9

2) The $68.14m venture financing of iD Fresh Food (India)Ltd. by NewQuest Capital Partners and Premji Invest

3) Shanghai Linqi,Yisan Capital and Zhengxingu Capital $15.73m venture financing deal with Pei Jie

4) The $15.68m venture financing of Shenzhen Zhou Zero Food Technology by Joy Capital,Lightspeed China Partners,Primavera Capital Group,Yunjiu Capital and Zeng Ming

5) Zhejiang Timeshare Investment $15.67m venture financing deal with Hangzhou Tongpan Catering Management