Total retail industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 worth $19.3bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
The value marked an increase of 6.5 percent over the previous quarter and a rise of 3.3 percent when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $19.11bn.
Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $8.23bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $8.2bn.
In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for retail industry M&A deals globally, followed by Asia-Pacific and then Europe.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in Q4 2020 was the US with 89 deals, followed by China with 20 and Japan with 19.
In 2020, as of the end of Q4 2020, retail M&A deals worth $68.31bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 10.7 percent year on year.
Retail industry M&A deals in Q4 2020: Top deals
The top five retail industry M&A deals accounted for 56 percent of the overall value during Q4 2020.
The combined value of the top five retail M&A deals stood at $10.81bn, against the overall value of $19.3bn recorded for the quarter.
The top five retail industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
- Taobao China Holding’s $3.61bn acquisition of A-Rt Retail Holding
- The $2.1bn acquisition of Supreme Clothing by VF
- Nitori Holdings’ $2.1bn acquisition of Shimachu
- The $1.6bn merger of HIMS and Oaktree Acquisition
- Moncler’s acquisition of Stone Island for $1.39bn.