Thursday, February 4, 2016

U.S. retail and consumer M&A value at five-year high in 2015

The year 2015 was a big one for mergers and acquisitions in the retail and consumer sectors, with 31 multibillion dollar deals driving activity during the year.

United States  retail and consumer (R&C) total transaction value for 2015 hit a five-year high and surpassed the $100 billion mark for the third year in a row, according to PwC’s U.S. retail and consumer deals insights 2015 Year in Review and 2016 Outlook report.

The transaction value for announced deals greater than $50 million was $238 billion, up 23% from $194 billion in 2014, the report said.. . . more

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