Total drinks industry deals for July 2019 worth $11.39bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 28985.7% over the previous month and a rise of 629.7% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.56bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 7.9% over the last 12-month average with 41 deals against the average of 38 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $11.31bn.

Drinks industry deals in July 2019: Top deals

The top five drinks deals accounted for 99.5% of the overall value during July 2019.

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The combined value of the top five drinks deals stood at $11.34bn, against the overall value of $11.39bn recorded for the month.

The top five drinks industry deals of July 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Asahi Group Holdings’ $11.3bn acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries

2) The $20m venture financing of Health-Ade by CAVU Venture Partners and First Drinks Ventures

3) Cool Japan Fund’s $10m venture financing of Winc

4) The $3.4m venture financing of kencko foods by Kairos Ventures, LocalGlobe, Max Ventures (New York), NextView Ventures and Techstars Accelerator

5) Desjardins Regional and Cooperative Capital, Growth & Transition Capital, Investissement Quebec, Jean-Francois Nellis and Vincent Coderre’s private equity deal with Microbrasserie Pit Caribou for $2.59m.

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.