1. Deals Analysis
September 30, 2021

Consumer industry private equity deals total $4.7bn globally in August 2021

Total consumer industry private equity deals worth $4.7bn were announced globally in August 2021, with PAI Partners’ $3.3bn private equity deal being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 1.9% over the previous month of $4.78bn and a drop of 12.01% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $5.33bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $3.55bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.51bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for consumer industry private equity deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in August 2021 was the US with 24 deals, followed by the Canada with three and China with two.

In 2021, as of August, consumer private equity deals worth $53.39bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 109.2% year on year.

consumer industry private equity deals in August 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry private equity deals accounted for 99.7% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer private equity deals stood at $4.68bn, against the overall value of $4.7bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry private equity deals of August 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) PAI Partners $3.3bn private equity deal with PepsiCo

2) The $1.1bn private equity of Stock Spirits Group by CVC Advisers

3) Flynn Properties and Varde Partners $211m private equity deal with Apple Hospitality REIT

4) The $43m private equity of Aviasales.ru by Elbrus Capital Fund III and iTech Fund II

5) Rockshield Capital $23.55m private equity deal with Belle Pulses

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.