Europe’s food industry saw a drop of 7.69% in deal activity during January 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Bleu Capital, CapAgro Innovation, Entrepreneur First, Natalie Portman, Oyster Bay, ParTech (France) and Seventure Partners’ $28.43m venture financing deal with La Vie Foods, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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A total of 24 food industry deals worth $44.8m were announced for the region in January 2022, against the 12-month average of 26 deals.
Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in January 2022 with 14 transactions, representing a 58.3% share for the region.
In second place was venture financing with seven deals, followed by private equity deals with three transactions, respectively capturing a 29.2% and 12.5% share of the overall deal activity for the month.
In terms of value of deals, venture financing was the leading category in Europe’s food industry with $44.83m.
Europe food industry deals in January 2022: Top deals
The top five food deals accounted for 97.02% of the overall value during January 2022.
The combined value of the top five food deals stood at $43.49m, against the overall value of $44.8m recorded for the month.
The top five food industry deals of January 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Bleu Capital,CapAgro Innovation,Entrepreneur First,Natalie Portman,Oyster Bay,ParTech (France) and Seventure Partners $28.43m venture financing deal with La Vie Foods
2) The $10.25m venture financing of VFC Food by Veg Capital
3) Vakko Holding $3m venture financing deal with Fuudy App
4) The $1.14m venture financing of NoPalm Ingredients by Future Food Fund,Green Creators and Icos Capital Management
5) Lever VC $0.68m venture financing deal with Tiba Tempeh
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.