1. Deals Analysis
June 20, 2019

Consumer industry venture financing deals in May 2019 total $2.34bn globally

Total consumer industry venture financing deals in May 2019 worth $2.34bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 22.6% over the previous month and a rise of 56.1% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $1.5bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $866.95m. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $861.73m.

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 May 2019 was the US with 78 deals, followed by China with 25 and India with 18.

In 2019, as of the end of May 2019, consumer venture financing deals worth $9.93bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 115.03% year on year.

Consumer industry venture financing deals in May 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry venture financing deals accounted for 53.8% of the overall value during May 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry venture financing deals stood at $1.26bn, against the overall value of $2.34bn recorded for the month. The top announced consumer industry venture financing deal tracked by GlobalData in May 2019 was Korelya Capital, Lakestar Capital, SoftBank Vision Fund, Sunstone Capital, Swisscanto and Temasek Holding’s $484m venture financing of GetYourGuide.

In second place was the $250m venture financing of Mafengwo.cn by General Atlantic, Qiming Venture Partners and Tencent Holdings and in third place was Access Industries, Kreos Capital Group, Len Blavatnik, MCI Capital and Volkswagen’s $200m venture financing of Gett.

The $200m venture financing of Grofers India by KTB Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, SoftBank Vision Fund and Tiger Global Management and Capital Today, Gaorong Capital, Hillhouse Capital Group, IDG Capital, Sequoia Capital China, Sinovation Ventures and Xiang He Capital’s venture financing of Hangzhou Beiyou Technology for $126m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.