Total retail industry deals for July 2019 worth $10.25bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 34.5% over the previous month and a rise of 108.7% when compared with the last 12-month average of $4.91bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 32.5% over the last 12-month average with 155 deals against the average of 117 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $8.53bn.

Retail industry deals in July 2019: Top deals

The top five retail deals accounted for 80.05% of the overall value during July 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $8.21bn, against the overall value of $10.25bn recorded for the month.

The top five retail industry deals of July 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Essilor International Compagnie Generale d’Optique’s $7.02bn acquisition of GrandVision

2) The $374.41m private equity deal with Liberty by Glendower Capital

3) Lagardere Travel Retail’s $278.57m acquisition of International Duty Free Belgium

4) The $275m acquisition of by Etsy

5) Maoye Commercial(formerly Chengshang Group Co., Ltd.)’s acquisition of Qinghuangdao Maoye Department Store for $260.1m.

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.