US retail & consumer deals insights: 2013 year in review and 2014 outlook

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02/18/2014 by Retail & consumer
US retail & consumer deals insights: 2013 year in review and 2014 outlook

At a glance

Despite a lull in deal activity during Q2, total transaction value for 2013 surpassed the $100 billion mark for the first time since 2008, anchored by one of the largest consumer products deals in history with the $28 billion Heinz deal. There were several factors which challenged consumer sentiment throughout 2013, however consumer sentiment was up year-over-year driven by labor and economic improvements. We expect R&C deal activity will continue its positive momentum, but will remain challenging as supply and demand of quality assets for sale may remain divergent.

Further reading:

US retail & consumer deals insights: Q3 2013 update

US retail & consumer deals insights: Q2 2013 update

US retail & consumer deals insights: Q1 2013 update

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