Total retail industry M&A deals in September 2020 worth $12.59bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 127.6% over the previous month and a rise of 112.7% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $5.92bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $6.68bn. At the country level, Germany topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.85bn.

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 September 2020 was the US with 26 deals, followed by Japan with eight and the UK with four.

In 2020, as of the end of September 2020, retail M&A deals worth $51.99bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 45.1% year on year.

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

The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 92.6% of the overall value during September 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail M&A deals stood at $11.66bn, against the overall value of $12.59bn recorded for the month.

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

1) EP Global Commerce’s $5.85bn acquisition of Metro

2) The $3bn acquisition of Les Schwab Tire Centers by Meritage Group

3) Brookfield Property Group and Simon Property Group’s $1.75bn asset transaction with JC PenneyInc

4) The $565.87m acquisition of Poslovni sistem Mercator by Fortenova Grupa d.d

5) Arcland Sakamoto’s acquisition of Lixil Viva for $495.89m.

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.