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.
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 of Taylor Made Golf by Centroid Investment Partners
3) Eurazeo $493.16m private equity deal with Aroma Zone
4) The $461.92m private equity of The Grand Group by FAM
5) Wasatch Global Investors $100m private equity deal with Vintage Wine Estates
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.