Total retail industry deals for August 2020 worth $8.01bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 2% over the previous month and a drop of 4.03% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.7bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 10.2% over the last 12-month average with 114 deals against the average of 127 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $4.46bn.

Retail industry deals in August 2020: Top deals

The top five retail deals accounted for 69.6% of the overall value during August 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $5.57bn, against the overall value of $8.01bn recorded for the month.

The top five retail industry deals of August 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Reliance Retail Ventures’ $3.27bn asset transaction with Future Group

2) The $1.18bn private equity deal with Gymshark by General Atlantic

3) Asia Food Growth Fund and China Resources Capital Management’s $400m acquisition of City Super

4) The $360m acquisition of InstaShop by Delivery Hero

5) Capital Today, Eastern Bell Capital and Tencent Holdings‘ venture financing of Yipin Fresh for $358.28m.

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.