Total beverage industry deals worth $2.2bn were announced globally for August 2021, with the $1.1bn private equity deal with Stock Spirits Group being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 5.7% over the previous month of $2.1bn and a rise of 21.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.83bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 8.89% with 49 deals in August 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 45 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $1.14bn in August 2021.

beverage industry deals in August 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 87.5% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $1.95bn, against the overall value of $2.2bn recorded for the month.

The top five beverage industry deals of August 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) CVC Advisers $1.1bn private equity deal with Stock Spirits Group

2) The $427m acquisition of 94.7% stake in The Coca-Cola Bottlingof Egypt by Coca-Cola HBC Holdings

3) CCI International Holland $252.28m acquisition deal for 57.1% stake in Coca-Cola Bottlers Uzbekistan

4) The $106m venture financing of Kitu Life by 7-Eleven,Dave Burwick,Dave Peacock,Doss Cunningham,Durable Capital Partners and LivWell Ventures

5) ayr Wellness $60m acquisition deal with Cultivauna