Total retail industry deals for February 2020 worth $2.68bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 38.3% over the previous month and a drop of 61.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $6.9bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 19.4% over the last 12-month average with 112 deals against the average of 139 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $1.54bn.

Retail industry deals in February 2020: Top deals

The top five retail deals accounted for 70.7% of the overall value during February 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $1.9bn, against the overall value of $2.68bn recorded for the month.

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

1) PepsiCo’s $705m acquisition of Hangzhou Haomusi Food

2) The $549m acquisition of The Kroger by Berkshire Hathaway

3) 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s $252m acquisition of Personalizationmall.Com

4) The $200m acquisition of Tongdow E-Commerce Group by Vertical Ventures

5) Guangdong Investment’s private equity deal with Liaoning Chengda for $191.35m.

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.