The report provides a review of M&As, capital-raising, partnering deals and agreements entered into by retail companies during July 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 Report Features
Mergers and Acquisitions The report provides detailed analysis on the mergers and acquisitions (M&As) activity in the retail industry in July 2012 compared to June 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.
Private Equity and Venture Capital The report provides detailed analysis on the private equity and venture capital activity in the retail industry in July 2012 compared to June 2012, and the TTM average. This provides an insight into the investment activity in the industry by financial investors.
Capital Raisings The report provides detailed analysis on capital raising activity, including equity and debt offerings, in the retail industry in July 2012 compared to June 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.
Partnerships The report provides detailed analysis on strategic partnerships in the retail industry in July 2012 compared to June 2012, and the TTM average.
July recorded increasing deal activity in the convenience stores, neighborhood stores and gas stations channels In July, total deal volume in the convenience stores, neighborhood stores and gas stations channel recorded 12 deals, a 50% increase over the previous month. Furthermore, the overall deal value in the channel increased significantly from US$154.0 million in June to US$1,056.5 million in July, which was also 20% above the TTM average of 10 deals.
Spike in Australian retail deals coincides with higher retail sales Deals in the Australian retail sector have increased from two each in April and May to ten in June and seven in July indicating strong interest from investors in the retail domain.
Deal activity in US specialist retail segment remains strong in July Although global deal value in the specialist retail segment dropped by 60% in July compared to that in June, deal volume has remained almost unchanged with just a 1% decrease. The strong deal activity in the segment is supported by the surge in clothing and electronics sales in the US in July against the backdrop of back-to-school spending.