Total drinks industry deals for Q4 2019 worth $807.68m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 93.7% over the previous quarter and a drop of 87.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $6.3bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 10.9% over the last four-quarter average with 115 deals against the average of 129 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $612.07m.

Drinks industry deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top five drinks deals accounted for 72.7% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top five drinks deals stood at $587.28m, against the overall value of $807.68m recorded for the month.

The top five drinks industry deals of Q4 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

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

2) The $82.15m acquisition of Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines by Lotte Chilsung Beverage

3) Lassonde Industries’ $68.36m acquisition of Sun-Rype Products

4) The $35.7m acquisition of Casa Montelobos S.A.P.I. de and Licorera Ancho Reyes y CIA S.A.P.I. de by Davide Campari-Milano

5) True Capital Partners’ venture financing of Soulfresh Global for $33.78m.

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.