Total retail industry deals for Q3 2020 worth $26.98bn (£20.2bn) were announced globally, according to the latest figures from GlobalData’s deals database.
The value marked an increase of 204.8% over the previous quarter and a rise of 12.3% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $24.02bn (£18bn).
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 16.5% over the last four-quarter average with 333 deals against the average of 399 deals.
In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $10.59bn (£7.9bn).
The top five retail industry deals of Q3 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
- EP Global Commerce’s $5.85bn (£4.3bn) acquisition of Metro
- The $3.33bn (£2.4bn) asset transaction with Future Group by Reliance Retail Ventures
- Meritage Group’s $3bn (£2.2bn) acquisition of Les Schwab Tire Centers
- The $1.75bn (£1.2bn) asset transaction with JC PenneyInc by Brookfield Property Group and Simon Property Group
- Itochu’s acquisition of FamilyMart for $1.74bn (£1.3bn).
Globaldata’s figures show that the combined value of the top five retail deals stood at $15.66bn (£11.7bn), accounting for 58.1% of the overall value during Q3 2020.