Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Retail M&A activity set to increase in 2018

Chain Store Age
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