Preqin Sector Series: Blog on the consumer discretionary sector

Consumer discretionary is a key industry for Australian private equity & venture capital, as we explore in the last of the three-part series with Preqin.

Encompassing the integral parts of everyday life such as food, drink and education, the consumer discretionary sector is an essential part of the Australian ecosystem. Private equity appetite for the sector is boosting growth, and opportunities are arising in smaller sub-sectors in response to increasing consumer demand.

The aggregate value of venture capital deals in the Australian consumer discretionary sector spiked sharply in 2018, achieving a record high of $65mn. The average size of these deals also grew from less than $1mn in 2015 to over $7mn in 2018.

The full article can be downloaded here.