The report provides a review of M&As, capital-raising, partnering deals, and agreements entered into by retail companies during December 2012.
Introduction and Landscape
Why was the report written?
Using this report, dealmakers will effectively gain an insight into deal activity during the month. Additionally, the report provides an overview of all the partnering, alliances, and M&A deals announced worldwide.
What makes this report unique and essential to read?
The Monthly Report provides the reader with the top-line data necessary to quickly keep abreast of deal activity in the retail market on a monthly basis.
Key Features and Benefits
The report provides detailed analysis on the mergers and acquisitions (M&As) activity in the retail industry in December 2012 compared to October 2012, and the trailing twelve month (TTM) average. This provides an insight into the inorganic growth strategies of companies in the industry and competitor tracking.
The report provides detailed analysis of private equity and venture capital activity in the retail industry in December 2012 compared to November 2012, and the TTM average. This provides an insight into investment activity in the industry by financial investors.
The report provides detailed analysis of capital raising activity, including equity and debt offerings, in the retail industry in December 2012 compared to November 2012, and the TTM average. This provides an insight into the capital raising activity of companies in the industry, including the fund raising trend from both equity and debt capital markets.
The report provides detailed analysis on strategic partnerships in the retail industry in December 2012 compared to November 2012, and the TTM average.
The largest M&A, as well as cross-border deal of the month, is Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the retail giant based in the US, possible acquisition of an 80% stake in Migros Ticaret A.S., Turkey's biggest retailer by revenue, from BC Partners Limited, a UK-based private equity firm. BC Partners currently holds an 80% stake in Migros. The deal is valued at more than US$ 4.0 billion, including debt.
The largest deal in the Clothing, Footwear, Accessories and Luxury Goods sub-channel is the possible acquisition of Printemps. China’s Dalian Wanda Group and the French department store Galeries Lafayette are both believed to be interested, though the speculation has been denied from Printemps' owner, the Borletti Group. Earlier, Galeries had lost out on buying Printemps, which was sold by PPR to a group led by Deutsche Bank in 2006 for EUR1 billion.
The specialist retailers channel represented the majority of deal activity in December 2012, accounting for 68%, followed by the online retailing channel with 12%.