1. Deals Analysis
January 29, 2020

Consumer industry venture financing deals in December 2019 total $1.71bn globally

Total consumer industry venture financing deals in December 2019 worth $1.71bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 16.1% over the previous month and a drop of 16.8% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $2.05bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $828.86m. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $769.35m.

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 December 2019 was the US with 66 deals, followed by China with 26 and India with 20.

In 2019, as of the end of December 2019, consumer venture financing deals worth $25.24bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 74.9% year on year.

Consumer industry venture financing deals in December 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry venture financing deals accounted for 53.4% of the overall value during December 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer venture financing deals stood at $911.92m, against the overall value of $1.71bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of December 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) SoftBank Vision Fund’s $275m venture financing of Lenskart Solutions

2) The $254m venture financing of Vroom by Durable Capital Partners, L Catterton and T. Rowe Price Group

3) Co-Stone Capital Investment, GenBridge Capital, Jiangu Capital, Lighthouse Capital, Shanghai Zhenghan Investment Management and Taikang Life Insurance’s $142.92m venture financing of Qiandama

4) The $140m venture financing of Perfect Day by Temasek Holdings (Private)

5) Anchor Equity Partners and Hillhouse Capital Group’s venture financing of Hangzhou Yangtuo Network Technology for $100m.

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.

 

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.