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Consumer industry private equity deals total $1.07bn in North America in January 2021

25 Feb 2021 (Last Updated February 25th, 2021 19:34)

Led by American Industrial Partners’ $920m private equity deal with Domtar, total consumer industry private equity deals worth $1.07bn were announced in North America in January 2021, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 236.6% over the previous month of $317.85m and a drop of 7.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.16bn.

North America held a 45.15% share of the global consumer industry private equity deal value that totalled $2.37bn in January 2021. With a 42.19% share and deals worth $1bn, the US was the top country in North America’s private equity deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of private equity deal activity, North America recorded 20 deals during January 2021, marking a flat growth over the previous month and a rise of 33.33% over the 12-month average. The US recorded 19 deals during the month.

North America consumer industry private equity deals in January 2021: Top deals

The top three consumer industry private equity deals accounted for 99% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top three consumer private equity deals stood at $1.06bn, against the overall value of $1.07bn recorded for the month.

The top three consumer industry private equity deals of January 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) American Industrial Partners’ $920m private equity deal with Domtar

2) The $78.25m private equity deal with Allied Esports Entertainment by Element Partners

3) General Atlantic’$65m private equity deal with Open Farm

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