1. Deals Analysis
July 16, 2019

Retail industry deals in June 2019 total $7.51bn globally

Total retail industry deals for June 2019 worth $7.51bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 392.2% over the previous month and a rise of 55.4% when compared with the last 12-month average of $4.83bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a flat growth over the last 12-month average with 116 deals against the average of 116 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $2.86bn.

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Retail industry deals in June 2019: Top deals

The top five retail deals accounted for 81.7% of the overall value during June 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $6.13bn, against the overall value of $7.51bn recorded for the month. The top announced retail deal tracked by GlobalData in June 2019 was TDR Capital’s $2.4bn private equity deal with BCA Marketplace.

In second place was the $1.31bn private equity deal with Hudson’s Bay by Abrams Capital Management, Hanover Investments (Luxembourg), Rhone Capital, Richard A. Baker and WeWork Property Advisors and in third place was Suning.com’s $1.16bn acquisition of Carrefour , China.

The $683m private equity deal with Barnes & Noble by Elliott Management and Michel Klein’s stake acquisition of Via Varejo for $578m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.