Total retail industry private equity deals in Q2 2019 worth $6.64bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 25.3% over the previous quarter and a rise of 30.7% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $5.08bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $3.18bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.41bn.

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

The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q2 2019 was the US with 11 deals, followed by the UK with four and Sweden with two.

In 2019, as of the end of Q2 2019, retail private equity deals worth $15.56bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 143.3% year on year.

Retail industry private equity deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five retail industry private equity deals accounted for 97% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail industry private equity deals stood at $6.44bn, against the overall value of $6.64bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced retail industry private equity deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was TDR Capital’s $2.4bn private equity deal with BCA Marketplace.

In second place was the $1.31bn private equity deal with Hudson’s Bay by Abrams Capital Management, Hanover Investments (Luxembourg), Rhone Capital, Richard A. Baker and WeWork Property Advisors and in third place was Apollo Funds’ $1.1bn private equity deal with Smart & Final Stores.

The $945m private equity deal with Geo-young by Geo-young- Management Team and The Blackstone Group and Elliott Management’s private equity deal with Barnes & Noble for $683m 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.