Total drinks industry deals for November 2019 worth $447.59m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 104.9% over the previous month and a drop of 79.2% when compared with the last 12-month average of $2.15bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 25% over the last 12-month average with 33 deals against the average of 44 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $427.99m.

Drinks industry deals in November 2019: Top deals

The top five drinks deals accounted for 94.5% of the overall value during November 2019.

The combined value of the top five drinks deals stood at $422.92m, against the overall value of $447.59m recorded for the month.

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

1) Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $367.29m acquisition of Craft Brew Alliance

2) The $25m venture financing of Fermented Sciences by Blueberry Ventures, Ecosystem Integrity Fund, Monogram Capital Partners and Powerplant Ventures

3) SeedInvest Technology’s $14.99m venture financing of Winc, Inc

4) The $9.98m acquisition of Yunnan Diqing Shangri-La Yuquan Investment by Liling Hengwang E-Commerce

5) Valens GroWorks’ acquisition of Pommies Cider for $5.67m.

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.