Total consumer industry venture financing deals in April 2019 worth $1.85bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 28.4% over the previous month and a rise of 29.8% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $1.43bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $884.52m. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $618.78m.

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

The top country in terms of venture financing deals activity in April 2019 was the US with 76 deals, followed by China with 38 and India with 15.

In 2019, as of the end of April 2019, consumer venture financing deals worth $7.15bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 70.01% year on year.

Consumer industry venture financing deals in April 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry venture financing deals accounted for 31.9% of the overall value during April 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry venture financing deals stood at $590.92m, against the overall value of $1.85bn recorded for the month. The top announced consumer industry venture financing deal tracked by GlobalData in April 2019 was BlackRock‘s $150m venture financing of Ruixing Coffee (Beijing).

In second place was the $125m venture financing of Colibri- ManoMano by Aglae Ventures, BPI France, CM-CIC Capital Prive, Eurazeo, General Atlantic, Partech Partners and Piton Capital and in third place was Tencent Holdings‘ $115.92m venture financing of Pocket Pass.

The $100m venture financing of Mammuty by Karl Handelsman and Rou Mei Capital and Access Industries, Colony Capital and Grupo Wiese’s venture financing of Selina for $100m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.