1. Deals Analysis
July 15, 2019

Retail industry venture financing deals in June 2019 total $514.03m globally

Total retail industry venture financing deals in June 2019 worth $514.03m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 3.3% over the previous month and a rise of 8.6% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $473.45m.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $360.57m. At the country level, China topped the list in terms of deal value at $274.45m.

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 June 2019 was the US with nine deals, followed by India with six and China with five.

In 2019, as of the end of June 2019, retail venture financing deals worth $3.21bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 9.7% year on year.

Retail industry venture financing deals in June 2019: Top deals

The top five retail industry venture financing deals accounted for 59.5% of the overall value during June 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail industry venture financing deals stood at $305.79m, against the overall value of $514.03m recorded for the month. The top announced retail industry venture financing deal tracked by GlobalData in June 2019 was Eastern Bell Venture Capital, Genesis Capital China, Legend Capital, Matrix Partners China and Tencent Holdings’ $160m venture financing of Qingdao Zhenkun Trading.

In second place was the $70m venture financing of 1MG Technologies by Corisol, HBM Healthcare Investments, International Finance, Kae Capital ManagementLtd., Maverick Ventures, Omidyar Network and Sequoia Capital and in third place was Balderton Capital, Eurazeo Growth, IDInvest Partners, Max Bittner, Bpifrance Financement and Vitruvian Partners’ $44.84m venture financing of Vestiaire Collective.

The $16.5m venture financing of Misfits Market by Greenoaks Capital Management and China Creation Ventures, Crystal Stream Capital and Sova Capital’s venture financing of Shanghai Ruler Technology for $14.45m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.