Total consumer industry venture financing deals in Q4 2019 worth $6.13bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 23% over the previous quarter and a rise of 8.1% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $5.67bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $3.42bn. At the country level, India topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.13bn.

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 Q4 2019 was the US with 202 deals, followed by China with 80 and India with 61.

In 2019, as of the end of Q4 2019, consumer venture financing deals worth $25.24bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 74.9% year on year.

Consumer industry venture financing deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer industry venture financing deals accounted for 41.9% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer venture financing deals stood at $2.57bn, against the overall value of $6.13bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q4 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ritesh Agarwal, Sequoia India and SoftBank Vision Fund’s $1.5bn venture financing of Oravel Stays

2) The $319m venture financing of Vacasa by Level Equity Management, NewSpring Capital, Riverwood Capital and Silver Lake Partners

3) SoftBank Vision Fund’s $275m venture financing of Lenskart Solutions

4) The $254m venture financing of Vroom by Durable Capital Partners, L Catterton and T. Rowe Price Group

5) De Rijcke, Fentener van Vlissingen, Finci and Hoyer’s venture financing of Picnic for $220.32m.

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.