Consumer

White Paper: M&A Trends in the Booming Pet Industry

The global pet industry has grown dramatically in recent years, despite the downturn in the world economy, driven by increased adoption rates, humanization trends among owners, and e-commerce penetration. The industry has proven to be largely recession-resistant while underlying trends support continued growth in the future, regardless of overall economic conditions.

Baby Products 2022 Trends

Middle market business fundamentals remain strong, although some companies are starting to show caution. Revenue growth and hiring have been robust, although companies continue to face challenges in finding skilled workers. There remains a strong appetite for quality deals as valuations have declined slightly. Private equity firms still have about $1 trillion of “dry powder” and appear impatient to put some of that to work. M&A volume moderated slightly in the second half of 2022 and appears unlikely to duplicate 2021’s record pace, but is on track for another strong year.
check boxes

E-Commerce Global News Quick Takes

Cross-border e-commerce expected to reach nearly $5 trillion by 2026

The global cross-border business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce market is expected to grow by more than six-fold, from $780 billion in 2019 to more than $4.8 trillion by 2026, according to a new report from Facts and Factors Research. That’s a cumulative average growth rate of about …

E-Commerce Capital Raises – Quick Takes

E-commerce Expected to See M&A Growth in Tough Times [1]

Online sales will continue to grow globally in the long-term, which will drive M&A activity, the investment banking firm of Harris Williams says. Despite the murky forecast for consumer spending amid recessionary fears, many high-quality e-commerce and direct-to-consumer (DTC) businesses that have kept scaling post …

Amazon Quick Takes October 2022

Amazon Adds New Revenue Streams[1]

The Good News:

Amazon said it will host a second Prime Day-like event, a “Prime-exclusive shopping event,” in October. Customers purchased more than 300 million items during its July Prime Day event.

The Bad News:

Amazon reported slowing sales and a net loss for the second straight quarter in …