1. Deals Analysis
July 18, 2019updated 26 Aug 2019 9:14am

UK retail industry sees a flat growth in deal activity in Q2 2019

The UK retail industry saw a flat growth in overall deal activity during Q2 2019, when compared with the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 31 deals worth $3.55bn were announced in Q2 2019, compared to the last four-quarter average of 31 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the quarter with 19 deals which accounted for 61.3% of all deals.

In second place was venture financing with eight deals, followed by private equity with four transactions, respectively accounting for 25.8% and 12.9% of overall deal activity in the country’s retail industry during the quarter.

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In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in the UK retail industry with total deals worth $2.41bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $1.13bn and $12.51m, respectively.

The UK retail industry deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five retail deals accounted for 95.9% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail industry deals stood at $3.4bn, against the overall value of $3.55bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced UK retail industry deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was TDR Capital’s $2.4bn private equity deal with BCA Marketplace.

In second place was the $557.12m asset transaction with J Sainsbury and The British LandPLC by Realty Income and in third place was STARK GROUP’s $373.72m acquisition of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution.

The $59.5m acquisition of Interflora UK by Teleflora and Next’s acquisition of Marie Claire Beauty for $10.03m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.