1. Deals Analysis
January 29, 2020

Retail industry M&A deals in December 2019 total $2.19bn in US

Total retail industry M&A deals in December 2019 worth $2.19bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 1333.05% over the previous month and a rise of 22.7% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.78bn.

The US held a 78.7% share of the global retail industry M&A deal value that totalled $2.78bn in December 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 21 deals during December 2019, marking an increase of 10.5% over the previous month and a drop of 12.5% over the 12-month average.

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

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

The combined value of the top three retail M&A deals stood at $2.19bn, against the overall value of $2.19bn recorded for the month.

The top three retail industry deals of December 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Asbury Automotive Group’s $1bn asset transaction with Park Place Motorcars

2) The $738.27m acquisition of Diplomat Pharmacy by OptumRx

3) Franchise Group’s $450m acquisition of American Freight Group

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.

 

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.

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