1. Deals Analysis
January 19, 2021

Retail industry M&A deals in December 2020 total $1.58bn in US

Total retail industry M&A deals in December 2020 worth $1.58bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 50.4% over the previous month and a rise of 28.7% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.23bn.

The US held a 36.2% share of the global retail industry M&A deal value that totalled $4.36bn in December 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 25 deals during December 2020, marking a decrease of 10.7% over the previous month and a flat growth over the 12-month average.

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The US retail industry M&A deals in December 2020: Top deals

The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 97.4% of the overall value during December 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail M&A deals stood at $1.54bn, against the overall value of $1.58bn recorded for the month.

The top five retail industry deals of December 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Mohawk Group Holdings and Truweo’s $556m asset transaction with 9830 Macarthur, Reliance Equities Group and ZN Direct

2) The $350m acquisition of DermStore by The Hut Group

3) JD Sports Fashion’s $325m acquisition of Shoe Palace

4) The $275m acquisition of CarOffer by CarGurus

5) Amplifon’s asset transaction with PJC Investments for $33m.

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.