Total retail industry M&A deals in Q4 2019 worth $348.5m were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 64.8% over the previous quarter and a drop of 48.3% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $694.46m.
The UK held a 1.4% share of the global retail industry M&A deal value that totalled $25.66bn in Q4 2019.
In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 24 deals during Q4 2019, marking a rise of 9.1% over the previous quarter and a rise of 9.1% over the last four-quarter average.
The UK retail industry M&A deals in Q4 2019: Top deals
The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 94.4% of the overall value during Q4 2019.
The combined value of the top five retail M&A deals stood at $328.93m, against the overall value of $348.5m recorded for the month.
The top five retail industry deals of Q4 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Good Set Investments’ $109.14m acquisition of Xin Yunlian Investment
2) The $82.09m acquisition of Plumbase by Plumbing and Heating Investments
3) Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation’s $66.64m acquisition of Findel Education
4) The $41.63m asset transaction with Fraser Hart by Watches Of Switzerland Group
5) Marshall Motor’s asset transaction with Jardine Motors Group UK for $29.43m.
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.