Total financial services industry private equity deals worth $3.1bn were announced globally in October 2021, with The Blackstone Group’ $1bn private equity deal being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 270% over the previous month of $848.77m and a drop of 18.7% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $3.86bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.3bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.09bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for financial services industry private equity deals globally, followed by Europe and then Middle East and Africa.

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The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in October 2021 was the US with 12 deals, followed by the UK with six and the United Arab Emirates with two.

In 2021, as of October, financial services private equity deals worth $33.34bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 19.01% year on year.

financial services industry private equity deals in October 2021: Top deals

The top five financial services industry private equity deals accounted for 82.6% of the overall value during October 2021.

The combined value of the top five financial services private equity deals stood at $2.59bn, against the overall value of $3.1bn recorded for the month.

The top five financial services industry private equity deals of October 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) The Blackstone Group $1bn private equity deal with The Family (Music)

2) The $822.29m private equity of 9.9% stake in Euroclear Holding by Euclid Holdco

3) BlackFin Capital Partners $361.13m private equity deal with DWS Group GmbHKgaA

4) The $210m private equity of Title Resources Guaranty by Centerbridge Partners

5) Warburg Pincus $200m private equity deal with Fortegra Group