Total consumer industry venture financing deals in Q1 2019 worth $4.42bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 13.5% over the previous quarter and a rise of 24.1% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $3.57bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.14bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.9bn.

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 Q1 2019 was the US with 285 deals, followed by China with 43 and India with 33.

In 2019, as of the end of Q1 2019, consumer venture financing deals worth $4.42bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 59.5% year on year.

Consumer industry venture financing deals in Q1 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry venture financing deals accounted for 46.4% of the overall value during Q1 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry venture financing deals stood at $2.05bn, against the overall value of $4.42bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced consumer industry venture financing deal tracked by GlobalData in Q1 2019 was Hyundai Motor Group, Microsoft, OppenheimerFunds, Ping An Capital, Booking Holdings, SoftBank Vision Fund, Toyota Motor and Yamaha Motor’s $1.46bn venture financing of GrabTaxi Holdings.

In second place was the $300m venture financing of Bird Rides by Accel, Charles River Ventures, Craft Ventures, Fidelity Investments, Greycroft Partners, Index Ventures, Tusk Ventures and Upfront Ventures and in third place was Forerunner Ventures, Index Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital Operations, Spark Capital, Thrive Capital and Tiger Global Management’s $100m venture financing of Glossier.

The $100m venture financing of Casper Sleep by Institutional Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Norwest Venture Partners and Target and Sachin Bansal’s venture financing of ANI Technologies for $92m 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.