Total consumer industry private equity deals in Q1 2019 worth $10.48bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 7.1% over the previous quarter and a drop of 16.5% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $12.54bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $6.23bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.51bn.

In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for consumer industry private equity deals globally, followed by North America and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q1 2019 was the US with 47 deals, followed by the UK with 18 and France with 14.

In 2019, as of the end of Q1 2019, consumer private equity deals worth $10.48bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 3.1% year on year.

Consumer industry private equity deals in Q1 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry private equity deals accounted for 54.1% of the overall value during Q1 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry private equity deals stood at $5.67bn, against the overall value of $10.48bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced consumer industry private equity deal tracked by GlobalData in Q1 2019 was LetterOne Holdings’ $1.78bn private equity deal with Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentacion.

In second place was the $1.33bn private equity deal with Grange Hotels by Queensgate Investments and in third place was Clayton, Dubilier & Rice’s $1bn private equity deal with Westbury Street Holdings.

The $1bn private equity deal with Godiva Chocolatier by MBK Partners and BSREP 111 India Ballet’s private equity deal with Leela Palaces and Resorts for $572.36m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.