Total retail industry deals for September 2020 worth $15.51bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 125.4% over the previous month and a rise of 109.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.39bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 13.6% over the last 12-month average with 108 deals against the average of 125 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $6.81bn.

Retail industry deals in September 2020: Top deals

The top five retail deals accounted for 79.8% of the overall value during September 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $12.37bn, against the overall value of $15.51bn recorded for the month.

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

1) EP Global Commerce’s $5.85bn acquisition of Metro

2) The $3bn acquisition of Les Schwab Tire Centers by Meritage Group

3) Brookfield Property Group and Simon Property Group’s $1.75bn asset transaction with JC PenneyInc

4) The $1.02bn private equity deal with Reliance Retail Ventures by Silver Lake Partners

5) KKR &Inc’s private equity deal with Reliance Retail Ventures for $754.25m.

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.