Total food industry M&A deals worth $397.8m were announced globally in February 2022, led by Emart America’s $228.25m acquisition of Shinsegae Food, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 247.4% over the previous month of $114.52m and a drop of 81.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $2.13bn.
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 $329.28m. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $328.25m.
In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for food industry M&A deals globally, followed by North America and then Asia-Pacific.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in February 2022 was the UK with six deals, followed by the US with six and Japan with three.
In 2022, as of February, food M&A deals worth $512.35m were announced globally, marking an increase of 53.02% year on year.
food industry M&A deals in February 2022: Top deals
The top five M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during February 2022.
The combined value of the top five food M&A deals stood at $397.83m, against the overall value of $397.8m recorded for the month.
The top five food industry M&A deals of February 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Emart America $228.25m acquisition deal with SHINSEGAE FOOD
2) The $100m acquisition of 4505 Meats by Benestar Brands
3) Western BakeriesLtd. $66.58m acquisition deal for 25% stake in Modern Food IndustriesLtd.
4) The $1.97m acquisition of 24% stake in Guangdong Dishengli Green Food by Guangdong Dcenti Auto Parts
5) Blackhawk Growth $1.03m acquisition of 49% stake in NuWave Foods
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.