Private equity deals in the retail sector totaled $2.63 billion in the second quarter with well-known names involved in some of the biggest agreements, according GlobalData. The total value is 11.9% higher than the first quarter, but marks an 11% decline from the previous four-quarter average of $2.96 billion. The top five deals account for nearly 96% of Q2 deal value. During the quarter, Albertsons Cos. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209620932/composite ACI +0.76% entered into a $1.75 billion deal with Apollo Global Management. Wayfair Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201071690/composite W -2.03% signed an agreement with CBEP Investments, GHEP VII Aggregator and The Spruce House Partnership for $535 million. And Foot Locker Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204092533/composite FL -0.96% , which announced its second-quarter earnings on Friday, entered into a $169 million deal with Vesa Equity Investment. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF /zigman2/quotes/206947004/composite XRT -1.42% has gained 12.5% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.68% is up 4.8% for the period.