Total drinks industry M&A deals in Q4 2019 worth $374.69m were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 7.8% over the previous quarter and a drop of 51.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $767.4m.

The US held a 65% share of the global drinks industry M&A deal value that totalled $576.54m in Q4 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 21 deals during Q4 2019, marking a drop of 12.5% over the previous quarter and a drop of 8.7% over the last four-quarter average.

The US drinks industry M&A deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top three drinks industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top three drinks M&A deals stood at $374.69m, against the overall value of $374.69m recorded for the month.

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

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

2) The $4m acquisition of Little West Holdings by BevCanna Enterprises

3) Feldmeier Equipment’s $3.4m acquisition of Empire Farm Brewery

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.