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Global M&A in Consumer Markets

Global M&A in Consumer Markets

KPMG’s new report Global M&A in Consumer Markets: Pursuing growth in an uncertain world, draws on interviews with KPMG M&A professionals in 23 countries, as well as private equity executives, examining how companies in the food, drink, consumer goods and retail sectors are pursuing growth and consolidation amidst global uncertainty.


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The report finds that a widespread global recovery in consumer market M&A activity has been slowed by low consumer confidence and uncertainty over the euro zone financial crisis, but companies worldwide remain eager to grow and consolidate and are preparing to come back strongly when confidence returns in 2012 and 2013

Other key findings of the report include:

  • A widespread need for consolidation is keeping mid markets active 
  • Financing is available for good deals with strong market rationales
  • An increased willingness by private equity firms to invest, namely in middle market

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