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M&A has always been a big part of a consumer and retail company’s growth strategy. However, as competition gets tighter and demand for more purpose-driven brands increases, companies come to us not just for scale, but also to reshape their portfolios for a more customer-focused strategy. Whether you’re selling or buying a business, our deep expertise and established relationships in everything from e-commerce to innovative logistics will guide you toward success in closing the best deals.

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EMP Merchandising GmbH has been acquired by Sycamore Partners
Consumer & Retail | Private Equity | TMT

EMP Merchandising GmbH has been acquired by Sycamore Partners

The private and financial shareholders of EMP Merchandising GmbH (EMP) have sold the company to Sycamore Partners and to the management team for an undisclosed consideration.

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IENS has been acquired by TripAdvisor
Consumer & Retail | TMT

IENS has been acquired by TripAdvisor

The shareholders of IENS, the largest Dutch online restaurant review and booking platform, have sold the company to TripAdvisor.

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Bloomingville A/S has been acquired by Creative Co-Op Inc.
Consumer & Retail | Private Equity

Bloomingville A/S has been acquired by Creative Co-Op Inc.

The owners of Bloomingville A/S, a leading European designer and distributor of home lifestyle products based in Denmark, have sold the company to Creative Co-Op Inc., a portfolio company of Eureka Growth Capital. The transaction gives Bloomingville access to strong sales channels in the US and China as well as its own sourcing facilities in Asia. Financial details have not been disclosed.

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CEO, Bloomingville A/S

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Consumer & Retail: Adapt and evolve in times of crisis

Already under pressure prior to the outbreak, no sector has been more profoundly affected by the COVID-19 contagion than the consumer and retail industries. Five articles, five snapshots of how activity in the industry has ebbed and flowed during the lockdown and which key developments will shape M&A dealmaking going forward.

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