1. Deals Analysis
December 18, 2019

Retail industry deals in November 2019 total $2.93bn globally

Total retail industry deals for November 2019 worth $2.93bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 87.3% over the previous month and a drop of 59.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.2bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 23.1% over the last 12-month average with 103 deals against the average of 134 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $1.98bn.

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Retail industry deals in November 2019: Top deals

The top five retail deals accounted for 61.5% of the overall value during November 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $1.8bn, against the overall value of $2.93bn recorded for the month.

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

1) 3i Group’s $680.3m private equity deal with Action

2) The $432.7m acquisition of Swedol by Momentum Group

3) Blackstone Capital Partners’ $244.3m private equity deal with Future Lifestyle Fashions

4) The $225m acquisition of Familia by Tjx Companies

5) De Rijcke, Fentener van Vlissingen, Finci and Hoyer’s venture financing of Picnic for $220.32m.

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.