1. Deals Analysis
November 28, 2019

Retail industry private equity deals in Q3 2019 total $1.53bn globally

Total retail industry private equity deals in Q3 2019 worth $1.53bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 78.1% over the previous quarter and a drop of 73.7% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $5.83bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $736.48m. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $500.47m.

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

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The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q3 2019 was Germany with eight deals, followed by India with seven and the UK with five.

In 2019, as of the end of Q3 2019, retail private equity deals worth $17.48bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 124.1% year on year.

Retail industry private equity deals in Q3 2019: Top deals

The top five retail industry private equity deals accounted for 79.4% of the overall value during Q3 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail private equity deals stood at $1.22bn, against the overall value of $1.53bn recorded for the month.

The top five retail industry deals of Q3 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) GIC’s $500m private equity deal with VCM Services and Trading Development Joint Stock

2) The $374.41m private equity deal with Liberty by Glendower Capital

3) Catalyst Capital Group’s $143.1m private equity deal with Hudson’s Bay

4) The $121.24m private equity deal with Majestic Wine by CF Bacchus Holdings

5) Blackstone Capital Partners’ private equity deal with Future Lifestyle Fashions for $79.24m.

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.