Global M&A Series: Consumer & Retail 2013

    View Author May 2013

    Squire Sanders and Mergermarket have collaborated to publish a series of original reports on M&A trends in global industry sectors and markets.

    This report, the first for 2013, examines deal activity in the Consumer & Retail sectors worldwide. Consumer and retail M&A activity has been boosted in the past year by corporates and private equity taking advantage of improved credit conditions and ongoing consolidation among struggling companies – some 1,797 transactions came to market across these sectors in 2012, worth a disclosed US$259.3bn, up in volume by 1% on 2011, but in value terms, by a hefty 37%.

    The report offers

    • an overview and analysis of deal size trends and regional perspectives;
    • snapshots of the main Food & Drink and Retail sectors as well as other consumer sectors, which include beauty products, clothing, and homeware;
    • an outlook on developments in global markets for the rest of 2013; and
    • a Spotlight section on Emerging Markets, with detailed data and commentary on the BRICS economies and current hotspots such as Colombia, Mexico and the Philippines.

    The Consumer & Retail 2013 report also includes Q&As on trends in the UK, Russia and China with Squire Sanders M&A experts on those markets, Nick Allen, David Wack and Dan Roules.