Total food private equity deals worth $1.5bn were announced globally in Q3 2022, with Investindustrial’s $950m deal with TreeHouse Foods’ being biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 3.4% over the previous quarter and a drop of 20.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $1.91bn.

Comparing private equity deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $950m. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $950m.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for food industry private equity deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.

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By GlobalData

The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q3 2022 the US with nine deals, followed by the Canada with five and Spain with three.

In 2022, at the end of , private equity deals worth $3.08bn were announced globally across the food industry, marking a decrease of 58.6% year on year.

private equity deals in food industry in Q3 2022: Top deals

The top five food industry private equity deals accounted for a 99.9% share of the overall value during Q3 2022.

The combined value of the top five food private equity deals stood at $1.51bn, against the overall value of $1.5bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five food industry deals of Q3 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Investindustrial’s $950m private equity deal with TreeHouse Foods

2) The $472m private equity of Patties Foods and Vesco Foods by PAG Asia Capital

3) JLEN Environmental Assets Group’s $48.7m private equity deal with Hima Seafood

4) The $21.43m private equity of 18.1% stake in PT Mulia Boga Raya by CVC Capital Partners SICAV-FIS

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