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May 28, 2021

Consumer industry venture financing deals total $237.9m in Europe in April 2021

Total consumer industry venture financing deals worth $237.9m were announced in Europe in April 2021, led by $115m venture financing of Comuto, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 50.4% over the previous month of $158.22m and a rise of 93.4% when compared with the last 12-month average of $123m.

Europe held an 8.38% share of the global consumer industry venture financing deal value that totalled $2.84bn in April 2021. With a 4.26% share and deals worth $121.1m, France was the top country in Europe’s venture financing deal value across consumer industry.

In terms of venture financing deal activity, Europe recorded 24 deals during April 2021, marking a decrease of 25.00% over the previous month and a drop of 11.11% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded eight deals during the month.

Europe consumer industry venture financing deals in April 2021: Top deals

The top five consumer industry venture financing deals accounted for 83.2% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five consumer venture financing deals stood at $197.87m, against the overall value of $237.9m recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry venture financing deals of April 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) FMZ Ventures, Otiva and VNV Global’s $115m venture financing of Comuto

2) The $50m venture financing of CG Malta Holding by ZK International Group

3) Flashpoint Venture Capital’s $12.09m venture financing of Dispelix

4) The $11.78m venture financing of SBOb W by byFounders, Kaamos Group, NREP Logistics, Superangel, TESI and United Angels VC

5) Famille C Venture’ venture financing of Pai Skincare for $9m.

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.