Total drinks industry M&A deals in Q3 2019 worth $12.32bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 484.4% over the previous quarter and a rise of 212.5% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $3.94bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $11.5bn. At the country level, Australia topped the list in terms of deal value at $11.3bn.

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 Q3 2019 was the US with 22 deals, followed by Australia with nine and Canada with six.

In 2019, as of the end of Q3 2019, drinks M&A deals worth $15.64bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 51% year on year.

Drinks industry M&A deals in Q3 2019: Top deals

The top five drinks industry M&A deals accounted for 97.4% of the overall value during Q3 2019.

The combined value of the top five drinks M&A deals stood at $12bn, against the overall value of $12.32bn recorded for the month.

The top five drinks industry deals of Q3 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

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

2) The $266m asset transaction with Black Velvet Distilling by Heaven Hill Brands

3) Pernod Ricard’s $223m acquisition of Castle Brands

4) The $113m acquisition of Cameron’s Specialty Coffee by Grupo Nutresa

5) Coca-Cola HBC Italia’s acquisition of Acque Minerali for $97.11m.

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.