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Total retail industry M&A deals in April 2019 worth $44.36m were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 79.7% over the previous month and a drop of 93.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $688.2m.

The US held a 1.6% share of the global retail industry M&A deal value that totalled $2.74bn in April 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 23 deals during April 2019, marking an increase of 4.6% over the previous month and a rise of 4.6% over the 12-month average.

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By GlobalData

The US retail industry M&A deals in April 2019: Top deals

The top three retail industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during April 2019.

The combined value of the top three retail industry M&A deals stood at $44.36m, against the overall value of $44.36m recorded for the month. The top announced retail industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in April 2019 was The Grossman Companies’s $18.2m asset transaction with JLL Capital Markets.

In second place was the $17.66m stake acquisition of GSRX Industries by Chemesis International and in third place was Shoptikal’s $8.5m asset transaction with Shopko Stores Operating Co.

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.