Total retail industry venture financing deals in July 2019 worth $498.81m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 5.4% over the previous month and a drop of 0.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $499.72m.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $278.18m. At the country level, India topped the list in terms of deal value at $227.21m.

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

The top country in terms of venture financing deals activity in July 2019 was the US with 25 deals, followed by China with 11 and India with nine.

In 2019, as of the end of July 2019, retail venture financing deals worth $3.72bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 1.7% year on year.

Retail industry venture financing deals in July 2019: Top deals

The top five retail industry venture financing deals accounted for 27.3% of the overall value during July 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail venture financing deals stood at $136.37m, against the overall value of $498.81m recorded for the month.

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

1) BGF Ventures , Hargreave Hale , MMC Ventures , Perwyn and Unilever Ventures ‘ $37.59m venture financing of SCA Investments

2) The $36.33m venture financing of Lichuang Mall by Sequoia Capital and Zhongding Capital

3) eEquity, La Maison Compagnie d’Investissement , Northzone Ventures and Partech Ventures ‘ $22.48m venture financing of Nakdcom One World

4) The $20m venture financing of Koco Life by L Catterton Growth Fund , Unilever Ventures and University Growth Fund

5) Beringea, Cipio Partners , Korys and Silicon Valley Bank Capital Partners ‘ venture financing of MyOptique Group for $19.97m.

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.