Total drinks industry deals for January 2020 worth $1.67bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 390.8% over the previous month and a rise of 11.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.5bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 35.7% over the last 12-month average with 57 deals against the average of 42 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $1.38bn.

Drinks industry deals in January 2020: Top deals

The top five drinks deals accounted for 98.2% of the overall value during January 2020.

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The combined value of the top five drinks deals stood at $1.64bn, against the overall value of $1.67bn recorded for the month.

The top five drinks industry deals of January 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Cott’s $957.82m acquisition of Primo Water

2) The $405m acquisition of S&D Coffee by WESTROCK COFFEE

3) BlackRock’s $172.43m private equity deal with Treasury Wine Estates

4) The $84.83m acquisition of Empee Distilleries by SNJ Distilleries

5) Dong Won’s acquisition of PRESICO for $18.92m.

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.