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M&A in Retail

Innovation, political uncertainty, and new market entrants make M&A in the retail industry a constantly shifting market. Agility and speed are key when seeking out consolidation opportunities. The forecast for 2019 is solid, and also a key time to divest before a possible downturn due to a recession in 2020.

While this industry shows temperate growth, one of the noted upticks predicted is outbound deals for US companies, particularly focused at Asian markets. At the same time, Japan has shown focus on Europe.

Legacy retail companies have started to fight back and reclaim the market share invaded by innovative startups. Those companies are looking for opportunities to diversify and add new technologies and consumer segments to their brands. Convergence, instead of consolidation, is becoming a key driver for M&A activity for growth-focused deals.

CDI Global Expertise

Our CDI Global team brings decades of experience consulting on M&A in the retail industry. We understand how to navigate the ever-changing industry to suss out key opportunities that match your exact goals in this sector. Our history of working with cross-border transactions, and knowledge of industry market trends, makes us the leading choice when seeking an M&A advisor.


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