The transformation journey will continue for many businesses as they respond to evolving consumer behaviors by reinventing their business models. KPMG's Consumer & Retail M&A trends 2020 report – Pursing opportunities amid uncertainty - reveals how industry players are acquiring core competencies that businesses are missing – such as digital capabilities, analytics, e-commerce, modernized supply chains and new product categories.
Portfolio optimization will again be near the top of the agenda as investors keep growth and capital redeployment sharply in focus amid ever-changing consumer expectations and behaviors. Many sector players are still on a digital transformation journey, a trend that will continue at a robust pace.
However, increasing uncertainty in the global economic and geopolitical environment and weaker global growth prospects (the IMF in January 2020 revised its 2020 global GDP growth forecast to 3.3 percent, a downward revision of 0.1 percent point) will likely prompt investors to tread very carefully while pursuing C&R deals.
This report includes these key observations and insights:
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Please note that this KPMG publication is being launched amid global uncertainty concerning the potential impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), hence its immediate impact on future M&A remains unclear.
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