Total consumer industry private equity deals in Q4 2019 worth $14.11bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 29.7% over the previous quarter and a drop of 25.05% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $18.83bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $7.65bn. At the country level, China topped the list in terms of deal value at $6.3bn.

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 Q4 2019 was the US with 48 deals, followed by the UK with 23 and Italy with 12.

In 2019, as of the end of Q4 2019, consumer private equity deals worth $77.92bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 68.6% year on year.

Consumer industry private equity deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry private equity deals accounted for 68.8% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer private equity deals stood at $9.71bn, against the overall value of $14.11bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q4 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Zhuhai Mingjun Investment Partnership’s $5.66bn private equity deal with Gree Electric Appliancesof Zhuhai

2) The $1.89bn private equity deal with Great Wolf Resorts by The Blackstone Group

3) Ardian Holding’s $900m private equity deal with CERELIA

4) The $680.3m private equity deal with Action by 3i Group

5) Apollo Global Management’s private equity deal with for $585m.

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.