The Blackstone Group’s $6.2bn private equity deal with Crown Resorts was the consumer industry’s biggest deal of Q1 2021 as deals worth $60.68bn were announced globally in the quarter, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 25.8% over the previous quarter and a rise of 59.3% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $38.09bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 10.26% with 1107 deals in Q1 2021 against the average of 1004.00 deals in the last four-quarters.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $31.08bn.

consumer industry deals in Q1 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry deals accounted for 42.3% of the overall value during Q1 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $25.68bn, against the overall value of $60.68bn recorded for the quarter.

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

1) The Blackstone Group’s $6.2bn private equity deals with Crown Resorts

2) The $6bn private equity with Extended Stay America by Blackstone Capital Partners and Starwood Capital Group

3) Financiere Agache and L Catterton’s $4.8bn private equity deal with Birkenstock Orthopadie GmbHKG

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

5) Metropoulos and One Rock Capital Partners ‘ private equity with Nestle Waters North America for $4.3bn.