Total retail industry private equity deals in Q4 2019 worth $2.26bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 46.4% over the previous quarter and a drop of 60.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $5.69bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.07bn. At the country level, The Netherlands topped the list in terms of deal value at $680.3m.

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 Q4 2019 was the US with eight deals, followed by the UK with six and Germany with five.

In 2019, as of the end of Q4 2019, retail private equity deals worth $19.05bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 38.5% year on year.

Retail industry private equity deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top five retail industry private equity deals accounted for 82% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail private equity deals stood at $1.85bn, against the overall value of $2.26bn recorded for the month.

The top five retail industry deals of Q4 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) 3i Group’s $680.3m private equity deal with Action

2) The $585m private equity deal with by Apollo Global Management

3) Blackstone Capital Partners’ $244.3m private equity deal with Future Lifestyle Fashions

4) The $220m private equity deal with 91streets Media Technologies by Bessemer Venture Partners, Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, Eight Roads Ventures, Helion Venture Partners, KB Financial Group, LGT Impact Ventures, Nandan Nilekani, Orios Venture Partners and Temasek Holdings (Private)

5) Premier Benchmark Property, Ltd. (tradingGreenman Investments)’s private equity deal with Kaufland DienstleistungKG for $124.08m.

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.