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Borrower-friendly market conditions strengthened in the third quarter as demand for leveraged loans remained at all-time highs.

Rising input prices and supply chain disruptions are forcing retailers and manufacturers across food and beverage to adjust their pricing strategies. In this issue of Food For Thought, we examine the extent to which these issues are squeezing manufacturers’ and retailers’ margins—or being passed on to consumers.

At this year’s WasteExpo conference in Las Vegas, trends related to sustainability, digitalization, and rising regulatory and inflationary pressures dominated conversations. We examine these trends and how they are shaping the dealmaking landscape in the waste management industry.

While pet food has garnered the most attention, treats and supplements present the most compelling opportunities for investors and acquirers to tap into the pet industry’s strong growth trends.

As more Americans invest in their homes, our survey reveals insights about how shifting consumer attitudes and behaviors are creating new opportunities for residential service, remodeling, and repair providers.

The push toward automation, digitalization, and predictive analytics across all aspects of financial services gained momentum during the pandemic. This has set the stage for what should be an incredibly active year in 2021 in terms of consolidation and capital raising.

The COVID-19 pandemic has pressured supply chains across industries, but the net impact has varied significantly depending on the end-market. 

As companies continue to execute their responses to COVID-19 and streamline their portfolios to drive shareholder value and address activist shareholders, we expect to see an increase in divestiture activity. 

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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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Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, M&A activity among airport fixed based operators will continue, albeit at a different pace and through nontraditional deal structures. We examine the key drivers of valuations in the FBO market.

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