Total retail industry deals for July 2020 worth $7.83bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 158.6% over the previous month and a drop of 2.4% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.65bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 25.2% over the last 12-month average with 98 deals against the average of 131 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $5.89bn.

Retail industry deals in July 2020: Top deals

The top five retail deals accounted for 88.3% of the overall value during July 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $6.92bn, against the overall value of $7.83bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Itochu ‘s $5.5bn acquisition of FamilyMart

2) The $685m asset transaction with Park Place Motorcars by Asbury Automotive Group

3) Sparc Group’s $305m asset transaction with Brooks Brothers Group

4) The $299.74m private equity deal with AUTO1 Group by Farallon Capital Management , SoftBank Group and The Baupost Group

5) Actera Group’s private equity deal with Vivense Home & Living for $130m.

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.