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July 30, 2020

Retail industry venture financing deals in June 2020 total $864.1m globally

Total retail industry venture financing deals in June 2020 worth $864.1m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 20.5% over the previous month and a rise of 18.6% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $728.35m.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $505.41m. At the country level, India topped the list in terms of deal value at $350.94m.

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

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

In 2020, as of the end of June 2020, retail venture financing deals worth $3.83bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 15.8% year on year.

Retail industry venture financing deals in June 2020: Top deals

The top five retail industry venture financing deals accounted for 48.7% of the overall value during June 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail venture financing deals stood at $420.86m, against the overall value of $864.1m recorded for the month.

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

1) D1 Capital Partners, DST Global and General Catalyst Partners’ $225m venture financing of Maplebear

2) The $81.4m venture financing of Nice Tuan by Cygnus Equity, GGV Capital, INCE Capital, Joy Capital and Qiming Venture Partners

3) Highdell Investment, Macritchie Investments Pte. and MCP3 SPV’s $42.88m venture financing of MXC Solutions India

4) The $40.6m venture financing of Swappie by Inventure, Lifeline Ventures, Reaktor Ventures and TESI

5) DMG ventures, Draper Esprit VCT and General Catalyst Partners’ venture financing of Cazoo for $30.98m.

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.