Consumer industry private equity deals in Europe in Q1 2021
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Consumer industry private equity deals total $11.05bn in Europe in Q1 2021

11 May 2021 (Last Updated May 11th, 2021 17:26)

Total consumer industry private equity deals worth $11.05bn were announced in Europe in Q1 2021, with Financiere Agache and L Catterton’s $4.8bn deal for majority stake with Birkenstock Orthopadie GmbHKG being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 400% over the previous quarter and a rise of 231.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $3.33bn.

Europe held a 31.86% share of the global consumer industry private equity deal value that totalled $34.68bn in Q1 2021. With a 13.84% share and deals worth $4.8bn, Germany was the top country in Europe’s private equity deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of deal activity, Europe recorded 62 deals during Q1 2021, marking a decrease of 8.82% over the previous quarter and a rise of 28.50% over the last four-quarter average. The UK recorded 22 deals during the month.

Europe consumer industry private equity deals in Q1 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry private equity deals accounted for 97.6% of the overall value during Q1 2021.

The combined value of the top five private equity deals stood at $10.78bn, against the overall value of $11.05bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q1 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Financiere Agache and L Catterton’s $4.8bn private equity deal for majority stake with Birkenstock Orthopadie GmbHKG

2) The $4.38bn private equity deal with Philips Domestic Appliances Holding by Hillhouse Capital Group

3) The Blackstone Group’s $1.23bn private equity deal with Bourne Leisure

4) The $220.5m private equity deal for two student accommodation assets by Ares Real Estate Group and Generation Partners

5) Naxicap Partners’ $155.54m private equity deal for 62.23% stake with Eurogerm

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