European food industry top deals activity in April 2022

The European food industry saw a 16% decline in deal activity in April 2022, compared to the last 12-month average, driven by Advent International’s $1.1 billion acquisition of Irca , according to GlobalData’s transaction database.

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A total of 21 food industry deals worth $1.2 billion were announced for the region in April 2022, compared to a 12-month average of 25 deals.

Of all deal types, M&A saw the most activity in April 2022 with 12 deals, accounting for a 57.1% share for the region.

In second place was venture finance with five deals, followed by private equity deals with four deals, capturing a 23.8% and 19.05% share of overall deal activity for the month, respectively.

In terms of deal value, private equity was the largest category in the European food industry with $1.1 billion, while venture finance and mergers and acquisitions totaled $37.48 million and $22 million respectively. .13 million.

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The top five food offerings accounted for 100% of overall value in April 2022.

The combined value of the top five food transactions came in at $1.16 billion, compared to the overall value of $1.2 billion recorded for the month.

The top five food industry transactions of April 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Advent International’s $1.1 billion private equity deal with Irca

2) The $29.01 million venture financing of Umiami by Astanor Ventures, French Partners, French Tech Seed, Newfund Capital, Redalpine Venture Partners and Verso Capital

3) Humble Group $22.13 million acquisition deal with Go Superfoods

4) Planetary’s $8M Venture Funding by Blue Horizon Corporation, Nucleus Capital and XAnge Capital

5) Guinness Asset Management $1.43 million private equity deal with The White Rabbit Pizza

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Verdict Agreement Analysis Methodology

This analysis only considers announced and concluded transactions from GlobalData’s financial transactions database and excludes all completed and assumed transactions. The country and industry are defined based on the target company’s head office and dominant industry. The term “procurement” refers to both completed transactions and those in the process of being tendered.

GlobalData tracks real-time data on all M&A, private equity/venture capital, and asset transaction activity globally from thousands of company websites and other trusted sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported transactions are available to subscribers at GlobalData’s job database.

Mary I. Bruner