Total retail industry M&A deals in May 2019 worth $298.58m were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 36.1% over the previous month and a drop of 51.7% when compared with the last 12-month average of $618.32m.
The US held a 52.2% share of the global retail industry M&A deal value that totalled $571.67m in May 2019.
In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 20 deals during May 2019, marking a decrease of 13.04% over the previous month and a drop of 13.04% over the 12-month average.
The US retail industry M&A deals in May 2019: Top deals
The top four retail industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during May 2019.
The combined value of the top four retail industry M&A deals stood at $298.58m. The top announced retail industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in May 2019 was Xtep International’s $260m acquisition of E-Land Footwear USA Holdings.
In second place was the $18m asset transaction with Absolute Healthcare by Curaleaf Holdings and in third place was First Colombia Development’s $10.58m asset transaction with Critical Mass Industries.
The $10m asset transaction with Terra Tech by Picksy held fourth position.
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.