Led by $104.51m acquisition of Bunge Loders Croklaan Group, Europe’s food industry saw a rise of 1.59% in cross border deal activity during Q3 2022, when compared to the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 32 cross border deals worth $320.7m were announced for the region during Q3 2022, against the last four-quarter average of 31.50 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q3 2022 with 16 deals, representing a 50% share for the region.

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In second place was venture financing with ten deals, followed by private equity deals with six transactions, respectively capturing a 31.3% and 18.8% share of the overall cross border deal activity for the quarter.

In terms of value of cross border deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s food industry with $157.01m, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $99.97m and $63.67m, respectively.

Europe food industry cross border deals in Q3 2022: Top deals

The top five food cross border deals accounted for a 91.2% share of the overall value during Q3 2022.

The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $292.37m, against the overall value of $320.7m recorded for the quarter.

1) IOI Corp’s $104.51m acquisition deal for 10% stake in Bunge Loders Croklaan Group

2) The $71.7m venture financing of Planted Foods by ACE Ventures, Be8 Ventures Management, ETH Zurich Foundation, Gullspang Re:Food, Joyance Partners, L Catterton, Movendo Technology, Tengelmann Ventures, Vorwerk Ventures and Yann Sommer

3) Premier Foods’s $52.5m acquisition deal with The Spice Tailor

4) The $48.7m private equity of Hima Seafood by JLEN Environmental Assets Group

5) Pelham Long/Short Small Cap Master Fund’s $14.97m private equity deal for 10% stake in Atlantic Sapphire