Total consumer industry private equity deals in Q4 2020 worth $29.4bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 100.3% over the previous quarter and a rise of 124.5% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $13.32bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $12.7bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $10.05bn.

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 Q4 2020 was the US with 67 deals, followed by the UK with 19 and Canada with 17.

In 2020, as of the end of Q4 2020, consumer private equity deals worth $68.24bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 7.9% year on year.

Consumer industry private equity deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer industry private equity deals accounted for 57.9% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer private equity deals stood at $17.01bn, against the overall value of $29.4bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Mohsin Issa, TDR Capital and Zuber Issa’s $8.77bn private equity deal with Asda Stores

2) The $3bn private equity deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev by Apollo Global Management

3) Apollo Global Management’s $2.53bn private equity deal with Great Canadian Gaming

4) The $1.4bn private equity deal with Al Eqbal Investment Co by Kingsway Capital

5) The Saudi Public Investment Fund’s private equity deal with Reliance Retail Ventures for $1.3bn.

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.