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.

Insight From The Front Lines

Consumer and Retail Publication: Food for Thought

Food for Thought | September 2020

As the pandemic response enters its seventh month, we review how COVID-19 has influenced M&A activity and the adoption of artificial intelligence across supply chains in the food and beverage industry.

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Beauty M&As See Signs of Rejuvenation | September 2020

Beauty is a resilient category attracting investor attention as deal activity is poised to accelerate. William Blair's Lindsay Carlson shares insights with Women's Wear Daily (WWD).

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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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