Total retail industry venture financing deals in November 2020 worth $588.06m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 68.5% over the previous month and a drop of 25.5% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $789.64m.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $552.48m. At the country level, China topped the list in terms of deal value at $342.44m.

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.

The top country in terms of venture financing deals activity in November 2020 was India with eight deals, followed by China with five and the US with four.

In 2020, as of the end of November 2020, retail venture financing deals worth $8.31bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 11.6% year on year.

Retail industry venture financing deals in November 2020: Top deals

The top five retail industry venture financing deals accounted for 92.2% of the overall value during November 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail venture financing deals stood at $542.44m, against the overall value of $588.06m recorded for the month.

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

1) DST Global, Exor Seeds, Moore Strategic Ventures and Unbound’s $200m venture financing of Cars24 Service

2) The $196m venture financing of Nice Tuan by Alibaba Group Holding, CDH Investments Fund Management, China Capital Investment Group, Cygnus Equity, GGV Capital, INCE Capital, Jeneration Capital, Joy Capital, Kunlun Capital and Qiming Venture Partners

3) SIG-China’s $76.05m venture financing of Chengdu Quanyuantang Pharmacy Chain

4) The $40m venture financing of Beijing Nuoshi Technology by Lightspeed China Partners, Orchid Asia Group Management and Susquehanna International Group

5) Sands River United Capital, Yuansheng Capital and Zhongding Capital’s venture financing of Bo Xi (Beijing) Culture Media for $30.39m.

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.