The consumer business sector is a varied and dynamic market and includes:
- Consumer services
- Food & Drink
The M&A activity of the consumer business sector continues to grow with a strong appetite from strategic acquirers and investors for companies with an e-commerce angle.
Our corporate finance team has recently advised on significant deals in the consumer business sector in the Thames Valley and the South of England and benefits from an in-depth knowledge of the sector.
The retail industry has observed a significant growth recently particularly due to the boom of the e-commerce and m-commerce markets. We have advised on a significant number of fundraisings and acquisitions for retail businesses and especially online retail sites and apparel distributors.
Boosted by online technologies, the services to consumers have experienced a strong growth in recent years and is generating a growing interest from investors. We have supported businesses such as online services companies and letting agents from early stages in their creation helping them to raise capital for their next stage of growth.
Boosted by constant innovation in the industry to meet the consumer’s will ingress to try new products, the food & drink market activity has increased significantly in recent years. We have advised on the number of acquisitions, MBOs and disposals in this sector especially in the wine, food import and baking goods industries.
What our clients say
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 47 year journey of starting, building and developing the Friarwood brand, but the time is now right to pass on the baton. I am very grateful for the guidance, skill and leadership HMT has brought to this transaction which has enabled us to achieve the families’ objectives in a timely manner.
HMT looked at various options for developing the business and how this could be financed. The team very quickly demonstrated an excellent understanding of what is a complex industry, and using their expertise they were able to facilitate a very positive and satisfactory solution for the Company and its shareholders.