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3G's aggressive cost-cutting at Kraft Heinz appears to have backfired, showing the need for CPGs to focus on balancing efficiency and innovation—as well as acquisitions and divestitures—as they look to adapt to shifting consumer tastes.

As consumers become increasingly comfortable buying automotive parts online, companies across the aftermarket—from manufacturers to pure-play e-tailers—are positioning themselves to benefit from the growing importance of e-commerce. 

After an extremely challenging fourth quarter, the leveraged finance market righted the ship thanks to robust volumes in January and a rebound in high-yield activity.

The IPO market saw its slowest quarter in three years thanks to residual volatility from the late-2018 market pullback and January’s U.S. government shutdown. But several signs point to activity accelerating, including Lyft's March 28 debut, which sets the stage for other unicorns poised to go public in the second quarter.

Historically, private label products have been viewed as one of the leading examples of a counter-cyclical category: during a recession, consumers would “trade down” to private label options—and then revert back to their favorite brands once the economy recovered.

In an M&A environment where robust valuations are virtually a given for high-quality companies, speed and certainty of close have become increasingly important tools that bidders can use to differentiate themselves in hypercompetitive deal processes.

Conversations at October's PACK EXPO International focused on the trends driving heightened dealmaking in the packaging industry. The $40.9 billion of transaction value in the first half of the year puts 2018 on pace to exceed 2017's record level.

Based on our conversations at this year's Money20/20 with corporate development executives, business owners, and investors—as well as insights from the 16 FinTech M&A transactions we have completed in the last 18 months—we analyze the forces that are driving dealmaking activity in four high-growth areas of FinTech.

A strong economic backdrop and the need to respond to the threat posed by Amazon and other digital disrupters have led to an uptick in M&A activity among specialty distributors.

Evolving trends in the workplace and the learning ecosystem are changing how companies invest in talent.

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