1. Deals Analysis
July 30, 2020

Retail industry M&A deals in June 2020 total $1.97bn globally

Total retail industry M&A deals in June 2020 worth $1.97bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 116.3% over the previous month and a drop of 68.3% 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 $995.33m. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $693.82m.

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.

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in June 2020 was the US with 19 deals, followed by Japan with six and China with four.

In 2020, as of the end of June 2020, retail M&A deals worth $26.69bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 93.8% year on year.

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

The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 81.03% of the overall value during June 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail M&A deals stood at $1.6bn, against the overall value of $1.97bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Arcland Sakamoto’s $480m acquisition of Lixil Viva

2) The merger of Insurance Acquisition and Shift Technologies for $380m

3) Tencent Holdings’ $365m acquisition of Yixin Group

4) The $226.96m asset transaction with Tesco by Salling Group

5) Malcolm Walker and Tarsem Dhaliwal’s acquisition of Iceland Foods for $146m

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.