US retail and consumer deals insights: Q3 2014 update

October 2014
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US retail and consumer deals insights: Q3 2014 update

At a glance

Eleven mega deals drove significant deal activity in Q3-2014, positioning the R&C deals market to outperform last year's strong performance. Retail sales and economic trends continue to improve, leading to higher levels of consumer confidence as we head into the holiday season. IPO activity slowed in the third quarter of 2014 in terms of both volume and value after strong performance in the second quarter of 2014 with only two IPOs in Q3-2014. However, the pipeline looks stronger for the fourth quarter.

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