Total drinks industry M&A deals in Q1 2020 worth $5.37bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 589.2% over the previous quarter and a rise of 36.1% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $3.95bn.

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Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $5.21bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.21bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for drinks industry M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in Q1 2020 was the US with 24 deals, followed by the UK with six and Canada with six.

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In 2020, as of the end of Q1 2020, drinks M&A deals worth $5.37bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 343.8% year on year.

Drinks industry M&A deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top five drinks industry M&A deals accounted for 99.5% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

The combined value of the top five drinks M&A deals stood at $5.35bn, against the overall value of $5.37bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five drinks industry deals of Q1 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) PepsiCo’s $3.85bn acquisition of Rockstar

2) The $957.82m acquisition of Primo Water by Cott

3) WESTROCK COFFEE’s $405m acquisition of S&D Coffee

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

5) Cafe Tres Coracoes’ asset transaction with Mitsui & for $48.84m.

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.