Look for retail M&A deal volume to increase this year after holding steady in 2017.
That’s according to A.T. Kearney’s 2018 Consumer and Retail M&A
Report: Can M&A Reignite Growth in Consumer and Retail? In 2017, not
accounting for large deals, M&A deal value was a scant 2% below the
previous year, with activity essentially matching the hot market of
2016, the report noted.
But with the completion of several political elections around the
world, and both private equity firms and consumer products companies
reporting record amounts of cash reserves, the report predicts a rise in
global M&A deals.. . . more