Total retail industry M&A deals in July 2019 worth $9.14bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 263.1% over the previous month and a rise of 269.9% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $2.47bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $8.05bn. At the country level, The Netherlands topped the list in terms of deal value at $7.02bn.

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 July 2019 was the US with 15 deals, followed by the UK with seven and France with six.

In 2019, as of the end of July 2019, retail M&A deals worth $22.39bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 54.4% year on year.

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

The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 88.5% of the overall value during July 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail M&A deals stood at $8.09bn, against the overall value of $9.14bn recorded for the month.

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

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

2) The $278.57m acquisition of International Duty Free Belgium by Lagardere Travel Retail

3) Etsy’s $275m acquisition of Reverb.com

4) The $260.1m acquisition of Qinghuangdao Maoye Department Store by Maoye Commercial (formerly Chengshang Group Co., Ltd.)

5) FNG Nordic’s acquisition of Ellos Group Holding for $257.51m.

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.