• Service: Advisory, Transactions & Restructuring, Corporate Finance
  • Industry: Agribusiness, Food, Drink & Consumer Products, Retail
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 28/03/2012

Global M&A in Consumer Markets 

Consumer markets companies and investors interested in pursuing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) continue to face a largely uncertain environment. This report, draws on interviews with KPMG M&A professionals in 23 countries, as well as private equity executives, examining how companies in the food, drink, consumer goods and retail sectors are pursuing growth and consolidation amidst global uncertainty.
Global M&A in Consumer Markets
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Key insights

  • Widespread global recovery in M&A activity has been slowed by low consumer confidence and uncertainty over the euro zone financial crisis.
  • Companies worldwide remain eager to grow and consolidate and are preparing to come back strongly when confidence returns in 2012 and 2013.
  • An extensive need for consolidation is keeping mid markets active.
  • Financing is available for good deals with strong market rationales.
  • An increased willingness by private equity firms to invest, namely in middle market.



Further information

For more information and online articles, visit Global M&A in Consumer Markets on KPMG's global website.


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