Global retail industry mergers and acquisitions deals total USD 2.78 bln in December 2019

Tuesday 28 January 2020 14:57 CET | News

Total retail industry mergers and acquisitions deals in December 2019 worth USD 2.78 billion have been announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

The value marked an increase of 127.7% over the previous month and a drop of 41.5% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at USD 4.75 billion.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth USD 2.22 billion. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at USD 2.19 billion.

In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for retail industry M&A deals globally, followed by North America and then Asia-Pacific. The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in December 2019 was the US with 21 deals, followed by the UK with 10 and Australia with 5.

In 2019, as of the end of December 2019, retail M&A deals worth USD 57.94 billion were announced globally, marking a decrease of 4.8% year-on-year.

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Keywords: GlobalData, M&A, retail industry, mergers and acquisitions, retail, 2019
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Countries: World
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