Total retail industry deals for December 2020 worth $6.3bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 37% over the previous month and a drop of 27.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $8.74bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 12.3% over the last 12-month average with 137 deals against the average of 122 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $3.44bn.

Retail industry deals in December 2020: Top deals

The top five retail deals accounted for 58.6% of the overall value during December 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $3.69bn, against the overall value of $6.3bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Moncler‘s $1.39bn acquisition of Stone Island

2) The $869.66m private equity deal with Applegreen by B&J and Blackstone Infrastructure Partners

3) Mohawk Group Holdings and Truweo’s $556m asset transaction with 9830 Macarthur, Reliance Equities Group and ZN Direct

4) The $512.76m acquisition of Ceconomy by Convergenta Invest und Beteiligungs

5) Inretail Peru’s acquisition of Makro Supermayorista for $360m.

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.