Retail Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes in 2022 – Thematic Intelligence

Pages: 22 Published: February 13, 2023 Report Code: GDMA-TR-M036AD

This report analyzes the disruptive themes that have driven M&A activity in 2022 in the Retail Sector


This report provides an overview of merger and acquisition activity globally in 2022 in Retail Sector

It identifies the themes driving most notable to deals announced in 2022 in the Retail Sector

Key Highlights

The retail sector saw 1,235 M&A deals accounting for $91 billion in 2022, a drop of 45% from 2021 in terms of deal value. M&A deal activity dropped in all regions in 2022 as compared to the previous year. North America continued to lead in 2022 with 437 deals worth $58 billion.

Reasons to Buy

Companies who invest in the right themes become success stories; those who miss the big themes end up as failures. If you want to understand the themes that drive an industry, simply look at the list of recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

In this report we have listed down the most notable deals in Retail sector to make it easy for our clients to get a view of themes disrupting the sector and prepare for the future.

Key Players

Ritchie Bros
Fortress Investment
Macquarie European
TPB Acquisition
Fomento Economico Mexicano
Riverview Acquisition
Frasers Group
Samara Capital
Mudrick Capital Acquisition II
Insurance Auto Auctions
KAR Auction Services
Carrefour Taiwan
Seven & i
Gorillas Technologies
Westrock Coffee
Hugo Boss
Future Retail
Blue Nile
The Fresh Market

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Review of the retail M&A deals in 2022

Themes driving the retail M&A deals in 2022

Appendix 1: Deal selection criteria

Appendix 2: Our thematic research methodology


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