We take a closer look at some of our recent deals in the consumer sector including advising LDC-backed holiday park business Away Resorts on its acquisition of Sandy Balls, advising the owner of womenswear brand MOS MOSH on the majority sale to private equity fund Findos Investor, and advising a number of Danish design businesses on a variety of transactions.
Christine Cross, who holds a number of non-executive roles with retailers across the world, tells us how she believes that in most markets it is becoming harder to build global propositions. Instead companies are using “capital light” ways of testing their business overseas and only investing capital when they are absolutely sure that the business is gaining traction.
PDC Brands’ acquisition of Original Additions is the latest step towards becoming a global leader in its market. Since its acquisition of PDC Brands in 2012, Boston-based PE house Yellow Wood Partners has embarked on an aggressive global buy-and-build strategy to turn the US consumer products company into a global leader across a range of beauty and personal care categories.
International consumer team
The consumer sector is constantly changing and developing and in the last ten years that change has arguably been more pronounced than ever. There are a number of factors changing consumer habits and driving M&A. Clearwater International’s Consumer Team keeps up to date in this ever changing market, see more about our consumer team.