1. Deals Analysis
April 21, 2020

Retail industry venture financing deals in Q1 2020 total $1.46bn globally

Total retail industry venture financing deals in Q1 2020 worth $1.46bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 29.9% over the previous quarter and a drop of 31.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $2.11bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $524.45m. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $428.7m.

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.

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The top country in terms of venture financing deals activity in Q1 2020 was the US with 38 deals, followed by India with 13 and China with ten.

In 2020, as of the end of Q1 2020, retail venture financing deals worth $1.46bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 4% year on year.

Retail industry venture financing deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top five retail industry venture financing deals accounted for 53.4% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail venture financing deals stood at $777.3m, against the overall value of $1.46bn recorded for the month.

The top five retail industry deals of Q1 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Greenoaks Capital Management, Jackson Square Ventures, Olive Tree Capital, SoftBank Vision Fund II and Zola Global Investors’ $250m venture financing of Alto

2) The $150m venture financing of BrainBees Solutions by SoftBank Vision Fund

3) Baring Vostok Capital Partners, JSFC Sistema and Princeville Global’s $150m venture financing of OZON.ru

4) The $139m venture financing of Colibri- ManoMano by Eurazeo, General Atlantic, Kismet Holdings, Bpifrance Financement, Piton Capital and Temasek Holdings (Private)

5) Alibaba Group Holding, China Create Capital, Joy Capital, Qiming Venture Partners, Strategy Capital and Zhenge Fund’s venture financing of Shihui Group for $88.3m.

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.