Total retail industry M&A deals in November 2020 worth $3.23bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 54.4% over the previous month and a drop of 40.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $5.41bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.65bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.65bn.

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 November 2020 was the US with 25 deals, followed by China with eight and Japan with six.

In 2020, as of the end of November 2020, retail M&A deals worth $64.05bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 9% year on year.

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

The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 94.1% of the overall value during November 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail M&A deals stood at $3.04bn, against the overall value of $3.23bn recorded for the month.

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

1) VF‘s $2.1bn acquisition of Supreme Clothing

2) The $361.09m acquisition of Convenience Retail Asia BVI by Alimentation Couche-Tard

3) GoBrands’ $350m acquisition of Beverages & More

4) The $163m acquisition of SGH Blocker, Solid Gold Holdings and VMG Solid Gold Blocker by Health and Happiness (H&H) US International

5) Carrefour‘s acquisition of Bio c ‘Bon for $69.86m.

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.