1. Deals Analysis
March 8, 2019

Consumer venture financing deals in January 2019 total $1.26bn globally

Total consumer venture financing deals in January 2019 worth $1.26bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 216.5% over the previous month and a rise of 16% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $1.08bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $985.56m. At the country level, the United States topped the list in terms of deal value at $982.06m.

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 January 2019 was the United States with 85 deals, followed by India with 15 and China with 14.

Consumer venture financing deals in January 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer venture financing deals accounted for 44.9% of the overall value during January 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer venture financing deals stood at $564m, against the overall value of $1.26bn recorded for the month.

The top announced consumer venture financing deal tracked by GlobalData in January 2019 was Accel, Charles River Ventures, Craft Ventures, Fidelity Investments, Greycroft Partners, Index Ventures, Tusk Ventures and Upfront Ventures ‘s $300m venture financing of Bird Rides.

In second place was Caffeinated Capital, Emerson Collective, SV Angel and Y Combinator’s venture financing of Boom Technology for $100m and in third place was Steadview Capital Mauritius’ $74m venture financing of ANI Technologies.

Comcast Ventures, Meaningful Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and True Ventures’ $51m venture financing of Madison Reed and Forerunner Ventures, Insight Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures Management’s venture financing of The Farmer’s Dog for $39m 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.

 

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.

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