October Monthly Deals Roundup - Retail

October Monthly Deals Roundup - Retail

Published: November 2012
Publisher: Canadean Ltd
Product ref: 154156
Pages: 21
Format: PDF
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Product Synopsis
The report provides a review and understanding of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), capital-raising, partnering deals, and agreements entered into by retail companies during October 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 October 2012 compared to September 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 October 2012 compared to September 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 October 2012 compared to September 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 October 2012 compared to September 2012, and the TTM average.



Key Highlights
PE/VC activity recorded a significant monthly increase, rising from US$1,656.6 million in September to US$3,530.5 million in October. The increased deal activity was driven by the US$1,847.2 million agreement to acquire Douglas Holding AG, a German specialty retailer of cosmetics and luxury goods, by The Kreke family and Advent International Corporation.

In October capital raising activity recorded decreased deal activity in value terms with Equity offerings activity decreasing from US$6,147.0 million in September to US$1,327.7 million in October. One of the significant transactions of October was the initial public offering (IPO) of Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), the 342-year-old retailer, which owns the US fashion store chain Lord & Taylor and The Bay department stores in Canada.

The online retailing channel recorded US$603.4 million worth of deals in October, which represented a month-on-month increase of 88%, but was still 63% below the TTM average of US$1,650.7 million. The US$376.2 million acquisition of a 10% stake in Zalando GmbH, a German online retailer of apparel and shoes, by Investment AB Kinnevik, a Swedish private equity firm, was the largest deal recorded in October.



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