Total consumer industry venture financing deals in Q4 2018 worth $3.08bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 25.5% over the previous quarter and a drop of 7% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $3.31bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.52bn. At the country level, the United States topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.5bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for consumer venture financing deals globally, followed by Asia-Pacific and then Europe.

The top country in terms of venture financing deals activity in Q4 2018 was the United States with 207 deals, followed by China with 50 and the United Kingdom with 29.

In 2018, as of the end of Q4, consumer venture financing deals worth $12.96bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 7.8% year on year.

Consumer industry venture financing deals in Q4 2018: Top deals

The top five consumer industry venture financing deals accounted for 36.5% of the overall value during Q4 2018.

The combined value of the top five consumer venture financing deals stood at $1.13bn, against the overall value of $3.08bn recorded for the quarter.

The top announced consumer venture financing deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was Innova Capital, Movile Internet Movel and Naspers’ $400m venture financing of iFood.

In second place was SoftBank Group’s venture financing of Zume Pizza for $375m and in third place was Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors’ $250m venture financing of GrabTaxi Holdings.

Cleveland Avenue and DNS Capital’s $50.28m venture financing of Beyond Meat and Fidelity Investments, T. Rowe Price Group and Tiger Global Management’s venture financing of Allbirds for $50m 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.