Total retail industry deals for November 2020 worth $5.79bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 73.7% over the previous month and a drop of 30.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $8.34bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 15.8% over the last 12-month average with 101 deals against the average of 120 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $3bn.

Retail industry deals in November 2020: Top deals

The top five retail deals accounted for 75.4% of the overall value during November 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $4.36bn, against the overall value of $5.79bn recorded for the month.

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

1) VF’s $2.1bn acquisition of Supreme Clothing

2) The $1.3bn private equity deal with Reliance Retail Ventures by The Saudi Public Investment Fund

3) Alimentation Couche-Tard’s $361.09m acquisition of Convenience Retail Asia BVI

4) The $350m acquisition of Beverages & More by GoBrands

5) The Carlyle Group’s private equity deal with Pharmapacks for $250m.

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.