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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

What’s trending: M&A in the luxury fashion retail industry

The luxury fashion retail industry is no stranger to change, but recent notable mergers & acquisitions (M&A) have further shaped the industry’s landscape as certain luxury brands are looking to expand. A number of factors have encouraged luxury fashion houses to merge. As we mentioned in an earlier article, e-commerce has greatly affected the bottom lines of brick-and-mortar stores. As more consumers are shopping online, the sales of brick-and-mortar retailers have diminished. In fact, there has been a noticeable decrease in the number of consumers who shop at North American malls and department stores. Another factor that … Continue Reading

M&A in the fashion retail sector

Over the last two years, many household names in the fashion retail industry have disappeared from the Canadian market. In the wake of the ecommerce boom, many stores have raised the white flag and closed their doors. Although ecommerce is a major factor that has made it more challenging for brick and mortar stores to survive, there are other factors. Potential acquirers may have a few reservations before rushing to rescue some of these brands. For one thing, fashion is a fickle creature. To quote a line from a famous fashion guru, “In Fashion, one day you’re in, and the … Continue Reading

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