1. Deals Analysis
November 28, 2019

Retail industry deals in Q3 2019 total $21.73bn globally

Total retail industry deals for Q3 2019 worth $21.73bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 37.8% over the previous quarter and a rise of 47.3% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $14.75bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 23.3% over the last four-quarter average with 439 deals against the average of 356 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $10.54bn.

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Retail industry deals in Q3 2019: Top deals

The top five retail deals accounted for 60.9% of the overall value during Q3 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $13.23bn, against the overall value of $21.73bn recorded for the month.

The top five retail industry deals of Q3 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Essilor International Compagnie Generale d’Optique’s $7.02bn acquisition of GrandVision

2) The $3.72bn acquisition of Zozo by Yahoo Japan

3) Marks and Spencer Group’s $989.28m acquisition of Ocado Retail

4) The $750.37m acquisition of Vitamin Shoppe by Liberty Tax

5) Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV’s acquisition of Jetro Restaurant Depot for $750m.

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.