The mergers and acquisitions market in consumer-retail overall will be active in 2016, but will also return to a more rational market with better balance between buyers and sellers and more reasonable deal values for higher-risk acquisitions.
That’s one of the key takeaways from a new report by A.T.Kearney, which predicts that while deal volumes for large, more established businesses will stay at 2015 levels, valuations and liquidity that drove the "frothy" seller's market in 2015 are giving way to a more balanced market. . . . more