Q2 2017 Consumer Products Industry Spotlight
Change in the consumer products industry is extremely apparent and showing no signs of settling down. This change is cause for concern among many manufacturers who are worried about their retail partners who will be forced to close stores or file for bankruptcy.
Private equity deal counts continued downward in the second quarter. At only 218 deals completed in the consumer products space, Q2 2017 activity shows the fewest recorded deals since mid-2012, and marked the seventh consecutive decline dating back to Q1 2015.
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