Our competitive edge is created by deep insight into the industries in which we operate and our knowledge of the trends and activities that affect our clients. In our chosen sectors, we regularly publish reviews of the dynamics and strategic initiatives driving M&A activity, private equity investment and debt capital deployment.
For more information on our research output, please contact Keith Pickering on +44 (0)20 7246 0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite Brexit, we are continuing to see deal volumes for large, lower-risk businesses at 2015 levels. There is still an active M&A market in consumer retail, but it has become a more rational one.
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Our sub-sector focus and recent deals
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With UK consumer sentiment at its highest level since 2007 and increasing pressure from investors and shareholders, M&A is being driven by acquisitions of differentiated core offerings in key markets and divestments of mediocre offerings in the squeezed middle markets.
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Some of the recent issues in the sector show that non-bank debt investors can provide greater flexibility than traditional bank debt.
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Favourable trends continue to drive substantial growth in the global sportswear sector. A highly fragmented market supports broader consolidation, where niche players and iconic brands represent prime acquisition targets for financial sponsors and strategic acquirers.
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