India’s consumer industry saw a rise of 18.6% in overall deal activity during Q2 2019, when compared with the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 83 deals worth $989.94m were announced in Q2 2019, compared to the last four-quarter average of 70 deals.

Venture financing was the leading category in the quarter with 49 deals which accounted for 59.04% of all deals.

In second place was M&A with 23 deals, followed by private equity with 11 transactions, respectively accounting for 27.7% and 13.3% of overall deal activity in the country’s consumer industry during the quarter.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in India’s consumer industry with total deals worth $710.96m, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $146.54m and $132.44m, respectively.

India consumer industry deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 51.4% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five consumer industry deals stood at $509m, against the overall value of $989.94m recorded for the quarter. The top announced India consumer industry deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was KTB Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, SoftBank Vision Fund and Tiger Global Management’s $200m venture financing of Grofers India.

In second place was the $89m venture financing of 63 Ideas Infolabs by Tiger Global Management and in third place was Airbnb’s $75m venture financing of Oravel Stays.

The $75m venture financing of Diverse Retails by Accel Growth Fund, Anand Piramal Trust, Chiratae Ventures, Epiq Capital Advisors Private, IDG Ventures India AdvisorsLtd., Kalaari Capital Advisors and Pratithi Investment Trust and Corisol, HBM Healthcare Investments, International Finance, Kae Capital ManagementLtd., Maverick Ventures, Omidyar Network and Sequoia Capital’s venture financing of 1MG Technologies for $70m 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.