1. Deals Analysis
November 28, 2019

Retail industry M&A deals in Q3 2019 total $2.41bn in US

Total retail industry M&A deals in Q3 2019 worth $2.41bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 281.1% over the previous quarter and a rise of 37.02% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $1.76bn.

The US held a 14.01% share of the global retail industry M&A deal value that totalled $17.22bn in Q3 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 70 deals during Q3 2019, marking a flat growth over the previous quarter and a drop of 1.4% over the last four-quarter average.

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The US retail industry M&A deals in Q3 2019: Top deals

The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 83.2% of the overall value during Q3 2019.

The combined value of the top five retail M&A deals stood at $2.01bn, against the overall value of $2.41bn recorded for the month.

The top five retail industry deals of Q3 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Liberty Tax’s $750.37m acquisition of Vitamin Shoppe

2) The $750m acquisition of Jetro Restaurant Depot by Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV

3) Etsy’s $275m acquisition of Reverb.com

4) The $132.9m asset transaction with Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores by Liberty Tax

5) Le Tote’s acquisition of Lord & Taylor for $100m.

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.