Total retail industry M&A deals in October 2019 worth $14.94bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 1783% over the previous month and a rise of 3943.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $369.46m.

The US held a 66.9% share of the global retail industry M&A deal value that totalled $22.35bn in October 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 39 deals during October 2019, marking an increase of 50% over the previous month and a rise of 69.6% over the 12-month average.

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

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

The combined value of the top five retail M&A deals stood at $14.94bn, against the overall value of $14.94bn recorded for the month.

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

1) LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s $14.59bn acquisition of Tiffany

2) The $271.4m asset transaction with Barneys New York by Authentic Brands Group and B Riley Financial

3) Healthcare’s $68.4m acquisition of Mor Furniture for Less

4) The $7.7m asset transaction with by Crawford Hoying

5) Orchid Ventures’s asset transaction with for $1.65m.

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.