1. Deals Analysis
July 18, 2019

Retail industry deals in Q2 2019 total $15.17bn globally

Total retail industry deals for Q2 2019 worth $15.17bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 8.4% over the previous quarter and a drop of 21.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $19.57bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 15.1% over the last four-quarter average with 381 deals against the average of 331 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $5.44bn.

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Retail industry deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five retail deals accounted for 45.6% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $6.91bn, against the overall value of $15.17bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced retail deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 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 $1.1bn private equity deal with Smart & Final Stores by Apollo Funds and Geo-young- Management Team and The Blackstone Group’s private equity deal with Geo-young for $945m 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.