Total retail industry M&A deals in August 2019 worth $1.11bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 227.7% over the previous month and a rise of 206.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $363.22m.

The US held a 35.1% share of the global retail industry M&A deal value that totalled $3.18bn in August 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 24 deals during August 2019, marking an increase of 41.2% over the previous month and a drop of 4.4% over the 12-month average.

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

The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 94.4% of the overall value during August 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail M&A deals stood at $1.05bn, against the overall value of $1.11bn recorded for the month.

The top five retail industry deals of August 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Liberty Tax‘s $753.65m acquisition of Vitamin Shoppe

2) The $132.9m asset transaction with Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores by Liberty Tax

3) Le Tote’s $100m acquisition of Lord & Taylor

4) The $47.48m acquisition of Power Fit by Excel Orient

5) Chemesis International’s acquisition of GSRX Industries for $18.35m.

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.