1. Deals Analysis
July 18, 2019

Retail industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 total $575.19m in US

Total retail industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 worth $575.19m were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 77.5% over the previous quarter and a drop of 71.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $2bn.

The US held an 8.5% share of the global retail industry M&A deal value that totalled $6.76bn in Q2 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 66 deals during Q2 2019, marking a drop of 8.3% over the previous quarter and a drop of 2.9% over the last four-quarter average.

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The US retail industry M&A deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 86.05% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail industry M&A deals stood at $494.95m, against the overall value of $575.19m recorded for the quarter. The top announced retail industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was Xtep International’s $260m acquisition of E-Land Footwear USA Holdings.

In second place was the $175m asset transaction with Sequential Brands Group by Marquee Brands and in third place was Transform Holdco’s $21.45m stake acquisition of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores.

The $20.3m asset transaction with Z Gallerie by Directbuy and The Grossman Companies’s asset transaction with JLL Capital Markets for $18.2m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.