Total retail industry private equity deals in Q3 2020 worth $3.29bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 19% over the previous quarter and a rise of 57.4% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $2.09bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.53bn. At the country level, India topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.33bn.

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

The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q3 2020 was India with seven deals, followed by the US with five and the UK with four.

In 2020, as of the end of Q3 2020, retail private equity deals worth $8.43bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 50.1% year on year.

Retail industry private equity deals in Q3 2020: Top deals

The top five retail industry private equity deals accounted for 84.1% of the overall value during Q3 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail private equity deals stood at $2.76bn, against the overall value of $3.29bn recorded for the month.

The top five retail industry deals of Q3 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Silver Lake Partners's $1.02bn private equity deal with Reliance Retail Ventures

2) The $754.25m private equity deal with Reliance Retail Ventures by KKR &Inc

3) General Atlantic's $499.43m private equity deal with Reliance Retail Ventures

4) The $299.74m private equity deal with Auto1 Group by Farallon Capital Management, SoftBank Group and The Baupost Group

5) Bain Capital Private Equity and Kirindo Holdings- Management Team's private equity deal with Kirindo Holdings for $194.2m.

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.