Total retail industry venture financing deals in Q1 2019 worth $535.75m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 41.8% over the previous quarter and a drop of 37.7% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $859.37m.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $397.06m. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $392.86m.

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

The top country in terms of venture financing deals activity in Q1 2019 was the US with 44 deals, followed by China with nine and India with three.

In 2019, as of the end of Q1 2019, retail venture financing deals worth $535.75m were announced globally, marking a decrease of 16.04% year on year.

Retail industry venture financing deals in Q1 2019: Top deals

The top five retail industry venture financing deals accounted for 55.3% of the overall value during Q1 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail industry venture financing deals stood at $296m, against the overall value of $535.75m recorded for the quarter. The top announced retail industry venture financing deal tracked by GlobalData in Q1 2019 was Institutional Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Norwest Venture Partners and Target’s $100m venture financing of Casper Sleep.

In second place was the $76m venture financing of 1stdibs.Com by Allen & Co of Florida, Foxhaven Asset Management, Groupe Artemis, Michael Zeisser, Sofina and T. Rowe Price Associates and in third place was Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Growth Fund’s $50m venture financing of Bukalapak.

The $35m venture financing of CABH Holdings by Goldman Sachs Investment Partners and JJDC’s venture financing of Memebox for $35m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.