Total retail industry M&A deals in June 2019 worth $2.43bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 151.5% over the previous month and a drop of 4.9% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $2.55bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.47bn. At the country level, China topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.17bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in June 2019 was the US with 21 deals, followed by Japan with six and Canada with five.

In 2019, as of the end of June 2019, retail M&A deals worth $13bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 70.8% year on year.

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

The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 92.1% of the overall value during June 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail industry M&A deals stood at $2.24bn, against the overall value of $2.43bn recorded for the month. The top announced retail industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in June 2019 was’s $1.16bn acquisition of Carrefour, China.

In second place was the $578m stake acquisition of Via Varejo by Michel Klein and in third place was Boulanger’s $226.39m acquisition of Krefel.

The $160.0m acquisition of Catch Group by Wesfarmers and American Eagle Outfitters‘ acquisition of Eagle Retailing for $113.6m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.