Consumer and retail investment banking at William Blair draws on the firm’s deep expertise and relationships throughout the sector to deliver objective advice and execution excellence. We have built a leading franchise helping consumer and retail companies maximize the value of their businesses. Our clients turn to us for outstanding execution for their M&A advisory and capital-raising objectives.

The strength of our relationships with strategic and financial buyers in the consumer and retail sector and our global reach have allowed us to deliver outstanding results for our clients.

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Consumer and Retail Publication: Food for Thought

Food for Thought | May 2020

As the food industry moves beyond panic buying, retailers and food manufacturers are focused on reaching customers digitally. Large branded food companies are driving strong cash flows and are well positioned for increased M&A activity. Meanwhile, some food segments outside of packaged foods are holding strong or experiencing growth.

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COVID-19's Immediate and Long-Term Impact on the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry | April 2020

As the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry faces unprecedented pressure, William Blair and IRI Growth Consulting have partnered to examine the most critical drivers affecting the industry.

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Consumer and Retail Publication: Food for Thought

Food for Thought | April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drastically alter the food and beverage industry, presenting wide-ranging challenges and opportunities for company CEOs, employees, investors, and consumers. Retailers and food manufacturers continue to assess when pantry loading will begin to moderate. Companies across the supply chain are adapting to ensure the safety and continuity of their workforce; meanwhile, the CARES Act has added new complexity to these unprecedented times.

Consumer and Retail Publication: Food for Thought

Food for Thought | March 2020

Few industries have been affected as immediately and drastically by the COVID-19 pandemic as the food and beverage industry. From our daily conversations with business owners, management teams, investors, and analysts throughout the industry, we know that these people and their teams are working diligently around the clock to ensure that the global food supply chain continues to meet the demands of this unprecedented challenge.


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