Total retail industry M&A deals in February 2019 worth $495.55m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 62.3% over the previous month and a drop of 87.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $3.89bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $172.18m. At the country level, India topped the list in terms of deal value at $165.74m.

In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for retail industry M&A deals globally, followed by North America and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in February 2019 was the US with 13 deals, followed by the UK with six and France with two.

In 2019, as of the end of February 2019, retail M&A deals worth $800.83m were announced globally, marking a decrease of 84.4% year on year.

Retail industry M&A deals in February 2019: Top deals

The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 93.2% of the overall value during February 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail industry M&A deals stood at $461.83m, against the overall value of $495.55m recorded for the month. The top announced retail industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in February 2019 was Emaar Malls Group’s $129.5m acquisition of Namshi General Trading.

In second place was the $119.21m acquisition of OZON Holdings by JSFC Sistema and in third place was Skechers U.S.A.’s $84.31m acquisition of Skechers South Asia.

The $81.43m acquisition of Skechers South Asia by Skechers U.S.A. and Lidl Dienstleistung’s asset transaction with Groupe Casino for $47.38m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.

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.