Total Consumer industry private equity deals worth $3.9bn were announced globally in May 2022, with Dubilier & Rice, Clayton and TPG’ $3.29bn private equity deal with Covetrus being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 57.7% over the previous month of $2.48bn and a drop of 38.03% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $6.31bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $3.57bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.57bn.

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 May 2022 was the US with nine deals, followed by the UK with five and Italy with four.

In 2022, as of May, Consumer private equity deals worth $22.57bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 53.2% year on year.

Consumer industry private equity deals in May 2022: Top deals

The top five Consumer industry private equity deals accounted for 99.5% of the overall value during May 2022.

The combined value of the top five Consumer private equity deals stood at $3.89bn, against the overall value of $3.9bn recorded for the month.

The top five Consumer industry private equity deals of May 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Dubilier & Rice,Clayton and TPG $3.29bn private equity deal with Covetrus

2) The $263m private equity of 25% stake in Funko by Bob Iger,eBay,Rich Paul and The Chernin Group

3) Brookfield Asset Management $184.06m private equity deal with DigitalBridge Group

4) The $78m private equity of Yeokjeon FnC by Keistone Partners

5) GIC $75m private equity deal with WOW Skin Science India