US retail and consumer deals insights: Q2 2014 update

July 2014
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US retail and consumer deals insights: Q2 2014 update

At a glance

Eight multibillion dollar deals kept the momentum building in Q2-2014, positioning the R&C deals market to outperform last year's strong performance to date. Consumer sentiment remains tepid and core retail trade sales slightly improved through June. IPO activity surged in Q2-2014, representing the second strongest quarter the sector has seen in the last three years in terms of both number of deals and proceeds.

Further reading:

US retail & consumer deals insights: Q1 2014 update

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

US retail & consumer deals insights: Q3 2013 update

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