The Consumer team at Catalyst has completed transactions worth more than £1 billion for clients operating across the sector including product owners, service providers and retail.

We are seeing high levels of acquirer and investor interest in the following areas, each of which we have particular knowledge and deal experience:

  • Homewares and furniture
  • Online retail, ecommerce and the themes of the cash-rich time-poor society
  • Outdoor, sports and performance clothing
  • Personal care and beauty products
  • Prestige and premium apparel and accessory brands
  • Restaurants and leisure, including the themes of health and wellbeing
  • Travel including specialist and online




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research cover Personal care and beauty: top 5 trends driving M&A in 2017

M&A activity in the global Personal Care and Beauty sector in 2017 has continued at the record levels seen in 2015 and 2016

research cover Top Travel deals of 2017

Whilst M&A volumes in the Travel sector have remained relatively consistent over the last three years, 2017 was a year of high profile transactions.

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research cover Consumer Sector M&A update Autumn 2017

Consumer and retail M&A activity is characterised by investment in the “experience” economy.

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