Total retail industry M&A deals in July 2020 worth $6.87bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 248.5% over the previous month and a drop of 10.6% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $6.21bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $5.69bn. At the country level, Japan topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.59bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in July 2020 was the US with 15 deals, followed by Japan with six and the UK with five.

In 2020, as of the end of July 2020, retail M&A deals worth $33.56bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 46.3% year on year.

Retail industry M&A deals in July 2020: Top deals

The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 97.1% of the overall value during July 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail M&A deals stood at $6.68bn, against the overall value of $6.87bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Itochu’s $5.5bn acquisition of FamilyMart

2) The $685m asset transaction with Park Place Motorcars by Asbury Automotive Group

3) Sparc Group’s $305m asset transaction with Brooks Brothers Group

4) The $93.66m acquisition of G-7 Holdings by GeneralAssociation K Trust

5) Supermarket Income REIT’s asset transaction with John Lewis Partnership for $92.79m.

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.