1. Deals Analysis
July 16, 2019

Consumer industry venture financing deals in Q2 2019 total $5.76bn globally

Total consumer industry venture financing deals in Q2 2019 worth $5.76bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 6.5% over the previous quarter and a rise of 39% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $4.21bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.76bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.63bn.

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.

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The top country in terms of venture financing deals activity in Q2 2019 was the US with 209 deals, followed by China with 89 and India with 49.

In 2019, as of the end of Q2 2019, consumer venture financing deals worth $11.16bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 82.6% year on year.

Consumer industry venture financing deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry venture financing deals accounted for 24.9% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry venture financing deals stood at $1.43bn, against the overall value of $5.76bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced consumer industry venture financing deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was Korelya Capital, Lakestar Capital, SoftBank Vision Fund, Sunstone Capital, Swisscanto and Temasek Holdings’s $484m venture financing of GetYourGuide.

In second place was the $300m venture financing of GrabTaxi Holdings by Invesco and in third place was General Atlantic, Qiming Venture Partners and Tencent Holdings’ $250m venture financing of Mafengwo.cn.

The $200m venture financing of Gett by Access Industries, Kreos Capital Group, Len Blavatnik, MCI Capital and Volkswagen and KTB Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, SoftBank Vision Fund and Tiger Global Management’s venture financing of Grofers India for $200m 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.