1. Deals Analysis
July 16, 2019

Consumer industry private equity deals in Q2 2019 total $28.92bn globally

Total consumer industry private equity deals in Q2 2019 worth $28.92bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 96.9% over the previous quarter and a rise of 122.4% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $13.01bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $22.19bn. At the country level, Switzerland topped the list in terms of deal value at $10.26bn.

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 Q2 2019 was the US with 58 deals, followed by the UK with 16 and India with 11.

In 2019, as of the end of Q2 2019, consumer private equity deals worth $43.64bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 102.05% year on year.

Consumer industry private equity deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry private equity deals accounted for 77.7% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry private equity deals stood at $22.48bn, against the overall value of $28.92bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced consumer industry private equity deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was EQT VIII, Luxinva and Public Sector Pension Investment Board’s $10.12bn private equity deal with Nestle Skin Health.

In second place was the $7.56bn private equity deal with Merlin Entertainments by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, KIRKBI Invest and The Blackstone Group and in third place was TDR Capital’s $2.4bn private equity deal with BCA Marketplace.

The $1.31bn private equity deal with Hudson’s Bay by Abrams Capital Management, Hanover Investments (Luxembourg), Rhone Capital, Richard A. Baker and WeWork Property Advisors and Apollo Funds’ private equity deal with Smart & Final Stores for $1.1bn held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.