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March 18, 2019updated 19 Mar 2019 2:38pm

Consumer industry venture financing deals in February 2019 total $1.94bn globally

By Carmen

Total consumer industry venture financing deals in February 2019 worth $1.94bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 38.5% over the previous month and a rise of 64.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $1.18bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.5bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.5bn.

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 February 2019 was the US with 91 deals, followed by China with 12 and the UK with nine.

In 2019, as of the end of February 2019, consumer venture financing deals worth $3.34bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 88.4% year on year.

Consumer industry venture financing deals in February 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry venture financing deals accounted for 60.1% of the overall value during February 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry venture financing deals stood at $1.17bn, against the overall value of $1.94bn recorded for the month. The top announced consumer industry venture financing deal tracked by GlobalData in February 2019 was Amazon.com, Geodesic, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Lightspeed Management Company, Reinvent Capital, Sequoia Capital Operations, Shell Ventures and T. Rowe Price Associates’ $530m venture financing of Aurora Innovation.

In second place was the $400m venture financing of DoorDash by Coatue Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, DST Global, Sequoia Capital Operations, SoftBank Vision Fund, Temasek Investments, GIC and Y Combinator and in third place was Sachin Bansal’s $92m venture financing of ANI Technologies.

The $90m venture financing of Motif Ingredients by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Fonterra Co-operative Group, Louis Dreyfus and Viking Global Investors and Orient Securities, Starquest Capital and Yao Capital’s venture financing of Supermonkey for $53.19m 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.

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.

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