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May 23, 2022

Food industry M&A deals total $1.5bn globally in April 2022

By Carmen

Total Food industry M&A deals worth $1.5bn were announced globally in April 2022, led by Mondelez International’s $1.3bn acquisition of S.A. de and Ricolino, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 449.2% over the previous month of $271.29m and a drop of 29.7% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $2.12bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.3bn. At the country level, the Mexico topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.3bn.

In terms of volumes, Asia-Pacific emerged as the top region for Food industry M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then North America.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in April 2022 was India with five deals, followed by the China with two and Japan with two.

In 2022, as of April, Food M&A deals worth $2.51bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 29.5% year on year.

Food industry M&A deals in April 2022: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 99.2% of the overall value during April 2022.

The combined value of the top five Food M&A deals stood at $1.48bn, against the overall value of $1.5bn recorded for the month.

The top five Food industry M&A deals of April 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Mondelez International $1.3bn acquisition deal with S.A. de and Ricolino

2) The $69.46m acquisition of 90% stake in Arabian Food Industries by Expedition Investments

3) Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone $51.89m acquisition deal with Savi Jana Sea Foods

4) The $38m acquisition of Rosen Cheese & Food by S Food

5) Humble Group $22.13m acquisition deal with Go Superfoods

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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.

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