Total retail industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 worth $8.2bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 154.04% over the previous quarter and a rise of 32.5% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $6.6bn.

The US held a 42.5% share of the global retail industry M&A deal value that totalled $19.3bn in Q4 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 89 deals during Q4 2020, marking a rise of 27.1% over the previous quarter and a rise of 20.3% over the last four-quarter average.

The US retail industry M&A deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 69.4% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five retail M&A deals stood at $5.69bn, against the overall value of $8.2bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five retail industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) VF‘s $2.1bn acquisition of Supreme Clothing

2) The $1.6bn merger of HIMS and Oaktree Acquisition

3) Acamar Partners Acquisition’s $827m acquisition of CarLotz

4) The $608m acquisition of Atlantic Automotive Group and Atlantic Central Storage by LMP Automotive Holdings

5) Mohawk Group Holdings and Truweo’s asset transaction with 9830 Macarthur, Reliance Equities Group and ZN Direct for $556m.

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.