1. Deals Analysis
July 15, 2019

Europe’s retail industry sees a rise of 18.2% in deal activity in June 2019

Europe’s retail industry saw a rise of 18.2% in deal activity during June 2019, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 39 retail industry deals worth $2.86bn were announced for the region in June 2019, against the 12-month average of 33 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in June 2019 with 18 transactions, representing a 46.2% share for the region.

In second place was venture financing with 12 deals, followed by private equity deals with nine transactions, respectively capturing a 30.8% and 23.1% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

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In terms of value of deals, private equity was the leading category in Europe’s retail industry with $2.48bn, while M&A and venture financing deals totalled $322.17m and $59m, respectively.

Europe retail industry deals in June 2019: Top deals

The top five retail deals accounted for 96.8% of the overall value during June 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $2.77bn, against the overall value of $2.86bn recorded for the month. The top announced retail deal tracked by GlobalData in June 2019 was TDR Capital’s $2.4bn private equity deal with BCA Marketplace.

In second place was the $226.39m acquisition of Krefel by Boulanger and in third place was Teleflora’s $59.5m acquisition of Interflora UK.

The $44.84m venture financing of Vestiaire Collective by Balderton Capital, Eurazeo Growth, IDInvest Partners, Max Bittner, Bpifrance Financement and Vitruvian Partners and Sprints Capital Management’s private equity deal with Chrono24 for $33.96m 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.