Total Food industry M&A deals worth $5.5bn were announced globally in Q2 2022, led by Mondelez International’s $2.9bn acquisition of Clif Bar &, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 405.6% over the previous quarter of $1.08bn and a drop of 11.4% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $6.16bn.

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 $4.42bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.12bn.

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

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in Q2 2022 was the US with 17 deals, followed by Japan with seven and India with six.

In 2022, at the end of , M&A deals worth $6.53bn were announced globally in Food industry, marking an increase of 41.8% year on year.

M&A deals in Food industry in Q2 2022: Top deals

The top five M&A deals in Food industry accounted for 41.8% of the overall value during Q2 2022.

The combined value of the top deals stood at $4.77bn, against the overall value of $5.5bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five Food industry Food deals of Q2 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Mondelez International $2.9bn acquisition deal with Clif Bar &

2) The $1.3bn acquisition of S.A. de and Ricolino by Mondelez International

3) China Mengniu Dairy $241.25m acquisition deal for 20% stake in Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy (Group)

4) The $222m acquisition of Dippin’? Dots by J&J Snack Foods

5) Fraser & Neave Holdings $111.03m acquisition deal with Cocoaland Holdings