Total retail industry deals for Q2 2020 worth $8.72bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 76.5% over the previous quarter and a drop of 64.5% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $24.6bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 24.5% over the last four-quarter average with 315 deals against the average of 417 deals.
In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $3.65bn.
Retail industry deals in Q2 2020: Top deals
The top five retail deals accounted for 40.7% of the overall value during Q2 2020.
The combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $3.54bn, against the overall value of $8.72bn recorded for the month.
The top five retail industry deals of Q2 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Apollo Global Management’s $1.75bn private equity deal with Albertsons Companies
2) The $535m private equity deal with Wayfair by CBEP Investments, GHEP VII Aggregator and The Spruce House Partnership
3) Arcland Sakamoto’s $480m acquisition of Lixil Viva
4) The $397.77m acquisition of 21 Three ClothingLtd by Boohoo Group
5) The merger of Insurance Acquisition and Shift Technologies for $380m.
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.
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