In the British consumer goods industry, there were 8 private equity deals announced in Q4 2023, worth a total value of $452.2m, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $330.7m institutional buy-out (ibo) Body Shop International by Aurelius Equity Opportunities SE & Co was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. A thorough analysis of the disruptive themes and the Private Equity deal activity are included in GlobalData’s Consumer Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report. Buy the report here.

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In value terms, private equity deal activity in the UK increased by 25% in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $363m and rose by 4778% as compared to Q4 2022. Related deal volume increased by 60% in Q4 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 60% higher than in Q4 2022.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these private equity deals in the UK in Q4 2023 were Houlihan Lokey; Clearwater International; Eight Advisory (8 ADVISORY) with 2, 1, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisorss supporting these private equity deals in the UK Q4 2023 were Baker & McKenzie; CMS Legal Services EEIG; Jones Day with 2, 2, 2 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 8 January 2024

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Buyouts and Direct Investments done by Private Equity firms.