Total retail industry deals for September 2019 worth $7.52bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 94.9% over the previous month and a rise of 38.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $5.43bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 15.1% over the last 12-month average with 145 deals against the average of 126 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $5.14bn.

Retail industry deals in September 2019: Top deals

The top five retail deals accounted for 72.7% of the overall value during September 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $5.47bn, against the overall value of $7.52bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Yahoo Japan’s $3.72bn acquisition of Zozo

2) The $750m acquisition of Jetro Restaurant Depot by Fomento Economico Mexicano

3) GIC ‘s $500m private equity deal with VCM Services and Trading Development Joint Stock

4) The $300m venture financing of Zhuan Zhuan by and Tencent Holdings

5) Glade Brook Capital Partners , Tcv and Thrive Capital’s venture financing of Capsule for $200m.

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.