1. Deals Analysis
May 11, 2021

Consumer industry cross border private equity deals total $10.78bn in Europe in Q1 2021

Total consumer industry cross border private equity deals worth $10.78bn were announced in Europe in Q1 2021, with Financiere Agache and L Catterton’s $4.8bn deal for majority stake with Birkenstock Orthopadie GmbHKG being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 1237.2% over the previous quarter and a rise of 302.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $2.68bn.

Europe held a 45.28% share of the global consumer industry cross border private equity deal value that totalled $23.81bn in Q1 2021. With a 20.16% share and deals worth $4.8bn, Germany was the top country in Europe’s cross border private equity deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of deal activity, Europe recorded 21 cross border deals during Q1 2021, marking a decrease of 30.00% over the previous quarter and a drop of 6.67% over the last four-quarter average. The UK recorded seven deals during the month.

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Europe consumer industry cross border private equity deals in Q1 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry cross border private equity deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during Q1 2021.

The combined value of the top five cross border private equity deals stood at $10.78bn, against the overall value of $10.78bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five consumer industry cross border deals of Q1 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Financiere Agache and L Catterton’s $4.8bn private equity deal for majority stake with Birkenstock Orthopadie GmbHKG

2) The $4.38bn private equity deal with Philips Domestic Appliances Holding by Hillhouse Capital Group

3) The Blackstone Group’s $1.23bn private equity deal with Bourne Leisure

4) The $220.5m private equity deal for two student accommodation assets by Ares Real Estate Group and Generation Partners

5) BPI France, Certares Management, Credit Mutuel Equity and Nov Tourisme’s private equity deal with Voyageurs du Monde for $154.42m.

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