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July 24, 2020

Retail industry M&A deals in Q2 2020 total $709.48m in US

Total retail industry M&A deals in Q2 2020 worth $709.48m were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 70.1% over the previous quarter and a drop of 88.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $6bn.

The US held a 19.1% share of the global retail industry M&A deal value that totalled $3.72bn in Q2 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 47 deals during Q2 2020, marking a drop of 52.5% over the previous quarter and a drop of 42% over the last four-quarter average.

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The US retail industry M&A deals in Q2 2020: Top deals

The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 94.7% of the overall value during Q2 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail M&A deals stood at $671.9m, against the overall value of $709.48m recorded for the month.

The top five retail industry deals of Q2 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) The merger of Insurance Acquisition and Shift Technologies for $380m.

2) The $146m acquisition of Iceland Foods by Malcolm Walker and Tarsem Dhaliwal

3) Medicine Man Technologies’s $118m asset transaction with Star Buds

4) The $21.4m acquisition of Liquor Stores USA North by Afognak Native

5) U.S. Realty Acquisitions’ asset transaction with Art Van Furniture for $6.5m.

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.