US retail and consumer deals insights: Q1 2014 update

May 2014
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US retail and consumer deals insights: Q1 2014 update

At a glance

Deal activity is off to a good start led by numerous large deals, and confirms our positive outlook for 2014. Core retail trade sales improved in March which may give some rise in optimism for the remainder of the year after a slow start. IPO activity moderates in the first quarter after coming off a strong performance in 2013. However, the R&C pipeline is the strongest the sector has seen in recent years.

Further reading:

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

US retail & consumer deals insights: Q3 2013 update

US retail & consumer deals insights: Q2 2013 update

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Achieving Total Retail: Consumer expectations driving the next retail business model

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