Total drinks industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 worth $2.11bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 74.6% over the previous quarter and a drop of 44.1% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $3.78bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.01bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $2bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in Q2 2019 was the US with 18 deals, followed by the UK with seven and Spain with four.

In 2019, as of the end of Q2 2019, drinks M&A deals worth $3.32bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 87.2% year on year.

Drinks industry M&A deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five drinks industry M&A deals accounted for 98.2% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five drinks industry M&A deals stood at $2.08bn, against the overall value of $2.11bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced drinks industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was E. & J. Gallo Winery’s $1.7bn asset transaction with Constellation Brands.

In second place was the $300m acquisition of Dogfish Head Brewery by The Boston Beer and in third place was Cafento Coffee Factory S.L’s $33.58m acquisition of Java Republic.

The $21.62m asset transaction with McLeod Russel India by Luxmi TeaLimited and Lalique Group’s asset transaction with The Glenturret for $20.39m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.