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.

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.

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.