1. Deals Analysis
March 27, 2021

Consumer industry private equity deals total $7.26bn globally in February 2021

Total consumer industry private equity deals worth $7.26bn were announced globally in February 2021, with Financiere Agache and L Catterton’ $4.8bn private equity deal being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 50.9% over the previous month of $4.81bn and a rise of 118.7% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $3.32bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $5.02bn. At the country level, the Germany topped the list in terms of deal value at $4.8bn.

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 February 2021 was the US with ten deals, followed by the UK with four and India with four.

In 2021, as of February, consumer private equity deals worth $12.06bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 35.8% year on year.

consumer industry private equity deals in February 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry private equity deals accounted for 97.1% of the overall value during February 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer private equity deals stood at $7.04bn, against the overall value of $7.26bn recorded for the month.

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

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

2) The $1.5bn private equity deal with Shiseido by CVC Capital Partners Asia Fund V

3) Concordant Investment’ $323.79m private equity deal with PT. Industri Jamu dan Farmasi Sido Muncul

4) The $220.5m private equity deal with by Ares Real Estate Group and Generation Partners

5) Carlyle Asia Partners V’s private equity deal with Kakao Mobility for $200m.

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.

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