1. Deals Analysis
May 24, 2021

Consumer industry private equity deals total $8.7bn globally in April 2021

Total consumer industry private equity deals worth $8.7bn were announced globally in April 2021, with Arctos Sports Partners’ $5.5bn 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 52.5% over the previous month of $18.34bn and a rise of 72.1% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $5.06bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $7.68bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $7.68bn.

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.

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The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in April 2021 was the US with 19 deals, followed by the UK with three and France with three.

In 2021, as of April, consumer private equity deals worth $43.42bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 218.2% year on year.

consumer industry private equity deals in April 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry private equity deals accounted for 98.2% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer private equity deals stood at $8.56bn, against the overall value of $8.7bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Arctos Sports Partners’ $5.5bn private equity deal with The Golden State Warriors

2) The $2bn private equity deal with Taylor Made Golf by Centroid Investment Partners

3) Eurazeo’ $493.16m private equity deal with Aroma Zone

4) The $461.92m private equity deal with The Grand Group by FAM

5) Wasatch Global Investors’ private equity deal with Vintage Wine Estates for $100m.