Total consumer industry private equity deals worth $9.96bn were announced in Asia-Pacific in Q1 2021, with The Blackstone Group’s $6.2bn deal with Crown Resorts being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 2143.7% over the previous quarter and a rise of 485.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $1.7bn.

Asia-Pacific held a 28.72% share of the global consumer industry private equity deal value that totalled $34.68bn in Q1 2021. With a 17.88% share and deals worth $6.2bn, Australia was the top country in Asia-Pacific’s private equity deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of deal activity, Asia-Pacific recorded 23 deals during Q1 2021, marking an increase of 35.29% over the previous quarter and a rise of 1.10% over the last four-quarter average. India recorded five deals during the month.

Asia-Pacific consumer industry private equity deals in Q1 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry private equity deals accounted for 95.2% of the overall value during Q1 2021.

The combined value of the top five private equity deals stood at $9.48bn, against the overall value of $9.96bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q1 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) The Blackstone Group’s $6.2bn private equity deal with Crown Resorts

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

3) OCEAN LINK and Sequoia Capital China’s $902.16m private equity deal with Zhejiang New Century Hotel Management

4) The $550.2m private equity deal with Kintetsu Group Holdings by Blackstone Group Holdings

5) Concordant Investment’s $323.79m private equity deal for acquisition of 21% stake in PT. Industri Jamu dan Farmasi Sido Muncul.