Total retail industry venture financing deals in Q2 2020 worth $2.37bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 81.4% over the previous quarter and a rise of 12.4% 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 $1.56bn. At the country level, China topped the list in terms of deal value at $981.59m.

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 Q2 2020 was the US with 28 deals, followed by China with 20 and India with 12.

In 2020, as of the end of Q2 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 Q2 2020: Top deals

The top five retail industry venture financing deals accounted for 45.9% of the overall value during Q2 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail venture financing deals stood at $1.09bn, against the overall value of $2.37bn recorded for the month.

The top five retail industry deals of Q2 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) SC Auto and SVF CAR SUBCO (SINGAPORE)’s $280m venture financing of Chehaoduo Old Motor Vehicle Brokers (Beijing)

2) The $230m venture financing of JD MRO by CITIC Industrial Fund, GGV Capital, Sequoia Capital China Growth Partners Fund I and Yuan Capital

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

4) The $200m venture financing of Chehaoduo Old Motor Vehicle Brokers (Beijing) by Sequoia Capital Operations and SoftBank Vision Fund 1

5) Digital Sky Technologies, Hillhouse Capital Group and Sequoia Capital Operations’ venture financing of Curly for $150m.

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.