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M&A Opportunities in the COVID-19 Digital Transformation

While the COVID-19 pandemic initially had a general chilling effect on merger and acquisition (“M&A”) activity, we have seen an increase in M&A activity recently, particularly as industries rapidly adapt to the new environment and consider opportunities. Both consumer preferences and business models have been forced to change quickly due to the circumstances of the pandemic. This period of transformation provides opportunity for those investors and businesses who are able to efficiently adapt and take advantage of the new trends.

Increased Demand for At-Home Services:

The pandemic has transformed consumer preferences which has created tremendous potential for certain … Continue Reading

M&A in the Consumer & Retail Sector: Before and After the Pandemic

This article will provide a high level discussion of M&A trends in the Consumer & Retail (C&R) sector, beginning with a brief summary of the activity we saw in 2019, what trends were anticipated to occur in 2020 and how the COVID-19 pandemic (the Pandemic) is expected to affect M&A in this industry.

Pre-Pandemic Trends

Earlier this year, KPMG published their Global Consumer & Retail M&A Outlook 2020 Report (the KPMG Report) which reviewed deal activity in the C&R sector in 2019 and provided insight about the expected trends for 2020. As was seen in preceding … Continue Reading

Real estate M&A: what’s retail got to do with it?

So far this year, global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the real estate sector has reached new heights. In fact, Dealogic reports that as of the third quarter of 2017, the volume of real estate M&A, globally, was the second highest on record. While a variety of factors can account for this trend, one in particular is the changing retail sector.

Real estate companies with operations in the retail sector are trading at notable discounts, thereby enhancing their appeal as targets for M&A activity.

Across the United States and to a more limited extent, Canada,  there … Continue Reading

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