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May 28, 2020updated 02 Jun 2020 11:08am

Retail industry venture financing deals in April 2020 total $412.43m globally

Total retail industry venture financing deals in April 2020 worth $412.43m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 36.2% over the previous month and a drop of 41.1% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $699.69m.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $287.75m. At the country level, Republic of Korea (South Korea) topped the list in terms of deal value at $150m.

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

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The top country in terms of venture financing deals activity in April 2020 was China with seven deals, followed by the US with seven and the UK with four.

In 2020, as of the end of April 2020, retail venture financing deals worth $1.87bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 16.7% year on year.

Retail industry venture financing deals in April 2020: Top deals

The top five retail industry venture financing deals accounted for 82.4% of the overall value during April 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail venture financing deals stood at $339.81m, against the overall value of $412.43m recorded for the month.

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

1) DST Global, Hillhouse Capital Group and Sequoia Capital Operations’ $150m venture financing of Curly

2) The $100m venture financing of Beijing Bubble Mart Cultural and Creative by Huaxing New Economic Fund and Loyal Valley Capital

3) Cuir Invest, Korelya Capital and Vaultier7’s $64m venture financing of Vestiaire Collective

4) The $17.13m venture financing of Honasa Consumer by Fireside Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, Sharp Ventures and Stellaris Venture Partners

5) BNP Paribas Developpement, Citizen Capital Partenaires, Inter Invest Capital and MAIF Avenir’s venture financing of Certideal for $8.68m.

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.