Total drinks industry M&A deals in Q1 2020 worth $5.21bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 1291.2% over the previous quarter and a rise of 687.02% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $662.35m.

The US held a 97.03% share of the global drinks industry M&A deal value that totalled $5.37bn in Q1 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 24 deals during Q1 2020, marking a rise of 14.3% over the previous quarter and a rise of 14.3% over the last four-quarter average.

The US drinks industry M&A deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top three drinks industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

The combined value of the top three drinks M&A deals stood at $5.21bn, against the overall value of $5.21bn recorded for the month.

The top three 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

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.