1. Deals Analysis
April 28, 2020

Consumer industry private equity deals in Q1 2020 total $11.65bn globally

Total consumer industry private equity deals in Q1 2020 worth $11.65bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 13.3% over the previous quarter and a drop of 39.7% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $19.34bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $8.15bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $6.33bn.

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.

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The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q1 2020 was the US with 48 deals, followed by the UK with 18 and Germany with eight.

In 2020, as of the end of Q1 2020, consumer private equity deals worth $11.65bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 22.5% year on year.

Consumer industry private equity deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry private equity deals accounted for 77.7% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer private equity deals stood at $9.05bn, against the overall value of $11.65bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q1 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) The Blackstone Group’s $6.03bn private equity deal with IQSA Services

2) The $1.42bn private equity deal with Golden Goose by Permira Holdings

3) Accel and SoftBank Vision Fund’s $750m private equity deal with goPuff

4) The $525m private equity deal with Victoria’s Secret Stores by Sycamore Partners

5) Certares Management’s private equity deal with Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings for $325m.

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.