1. Deals Analysis
May 11, 2021

Consumer industry private equity deals total $13.62bn in North America in Q1 2021

Total consumer industry private equity deals worth $13.62bn were announced in North America in Q1 2021, with Blackstone Capital Partners and Starwood Capital Group’s $6bn deal with Extended Stay America being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 210.3% over the previous quarter and a rise of 316.5% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $3.27bn.

North America held a 39.27% share of the global consumer industry private equity deal value that totalled $34.68bn in Q1 2021. With a 39.10% share and deals worth $13.56bn, the US was the top country in North America’s private equity deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of deal activity, North America recorded 60 deals during Q1 2021, marking a decrease of 4.76% over the previous quarter and a rise of 37.14% over the last four-quarter average. The US recorded 52 deals during the month.

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North America consumer industry private equity deals in Q1 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry private equity deals accounted for 98.1% of the overall value during Q1 2021.

The combined value of the top five private equity deals stood at $13.37bn, against the overall value of $13.62bn recorded for the quarter.

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

1) Blackstone Capital Partners and Starwood Capital Group’s $6bn private equity deal with Extended Stay America

2) The $4.3bn private equity deal with Nestle Waters North America by Metropoulos and One Rock Capital Partners

3) Partners Group’s $1.3bn private equity deal with Strategic Partners

4) The $920m private equity deal with Domtar by American Industrial Partners

5) Lindsay Goldberg’s private equity deal with Aryzta for $850m.