Total retail industry private equity deals in Q2 2020 worth $2.63bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 11.9% over the previous quarter and a drop of 11% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $2.96bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.47bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.45bn.

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 2020 was the US with eight deals, followed by the UK with six and Canada with three.

In 2020, as of the end of Q2 2020, retail private equity deals worth $4.99bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 67.5% year on year.

Retail industry private equity deals in Q2 2020: Top deals

The top five retail industry private equity deals accounted for 95.8% of the overall value during Q2 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail private equity deals stood at $2.52bn, against the overall value of $2.63bn recorded for the month.

The top five retail industry deals of Q2 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Apollo Global Management’s $1.75bn private equity deal with Albertsons Companies

2) The $535m private equity deal with Wayfair by CBEP Investments, GHEP VII Aggregator and The Spruce House Partnership

3) Vesa Equity Investment’s $169m private equity deal with Foot Locker

4) The $47.08m private equity deal with Petsupermarket Animal Products Trade by SoftBank Latin America Fund

5) Rite Ventures’ private equity deal with Qliro Group for $21.2m.

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.