Total consumer industry private equity deals in Q3 2020 worth $14.96bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 24.5% over the previous quarter and a rise of 10.3% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $13.6bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $7.44bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.74bn.

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 Q3 2020 was the US with 36 deals, followed by the UK with 14 and Spain with 11.

In 2020, as of the end of Q3 2020, consumer private equity deals worth $39.17bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 35.3% year on year.

Consumer industry private equity deals in Q3 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry private equity deals accounted for 62.2% of the overall value during Q3 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer private equity deals stood at $9.3bn, against the overall value of $14.96bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q3 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Apollo Global Management and Caesars Entertainment’s $3.69bn private equity deal with William Hill

2) The $2.22bn private equity deal with Takeda Consumer Healthcare by The Blackstone Group

3) State Capital Investment’s $1.44bn private equity deal with Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage

4) The $1.02bn private equity deal with Reliance Retail Ventures by Silver Lake Partners

5) EQT IX Fund’s private equity deal with Chr. Hansen Holding for $931.52m.

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.