Total retail industry M&A deals in Q1 2019 worth $102.7m were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 85.4% over the previous quarter and a drop of 88.3% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $874.7m.

The US held a 9% share of the global retail industry M&A deal value that totalled $1.15bn in Q1 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 42 deals during Q1 2019, marking a decrease of 2% over the previous quarter and a rise of 13.5% over the last four-quarter average.

The US retail industry M&A deals in Q1 2019: Top deals

The top four retail industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during Q1 2019.

The combined value of the top four retail industry M&A deals stood at $102.7m, against the overall value of $102.7m recorded for the quarter. The top announced retail industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q1 2019 was Albertsons Companies, Kroger Speciality Pharmacy, CVS Health, Rite Aid and Walgreens Boots Alliance’s $52m asset transaction with Shopko Stores Operating Co.

In second place was the $35m asset transaction with Gymboree Group by The Gap and in third place was Nash Finch’s $15.1m asset transaction with Gordy’s Market.

The $0.6m asset transaction with Amberlight by BLVD Centers held fourth position.

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.