Beauty and wellness deal activity during the third quarter continued to show strength, with the BeautyMatter Deal Index tracking 92 transactions versus 71 during the third quarter of 2020, a 30% increase, year over year. Q3 year to date, BeautyMatter tracked 296 deals, with growth investments (seed, venture, minority stakes) comprising 56% of deal activity, and M&A (traditional mergers, acquisitions, and majority stakes) comprising 37%. Deal activity year to date in 2021 has already exceeded all of the deals BeautyMatter tracked during the full year of 2019 (275 deals). 2021 continues to be a banner year for beauty and wellness dealmaking.
Beauty Deals: Investment and M&A Transactions Q3 2021: