Industry Reports

Published on: 06/03/2020
COVID-19 has presented macroeconomic pressures not seen since the Great Financial Crisis, with the unemployment rate near historic highs at 14.7% (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and consumer confidence at its lowest level since 2014, according to the Conference Board.
Published on: 05/28/2020
During COVID-19, the sports world and Sports Technology industry have increasingly leveraged digital platforms to mitigate lost revenues brought by mandated lockdowns.
Published on: 05/12/2020
Outdoor retailers that have closed stores continue to struggle while consumers shelter in place, presenting critical e-commerce opportunities.  While public markets have experienced significant volatility, tactical & outdoor providers have fared better than general recreational products companies as of May 5th, with EBITDA multiples at 8.8x compared to 7.1x, respectively.
Published on: 02/20/2020
Spending habits of the health-conscious consumer have continued to dictate Food & Beverage market dynamics, supporting the emergence of healthy, clean-label consumer packaged food manufacturers.
Published on: 02/19/2020
Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity in the Pet & Animal Care industry was robust in 2019, outpacing 2018 activity by approximately 17%. 
Published on: 02/12/2020
Robust consumer macroeconomic dynamics have been coupled with shifting consumer preferences toward experiential, convenient, and personalized shopping channels.
Published on: 02/04/2020
Heightened demand in the Personal Care Products & Services industry has been fueled by the proliferation of natural and organic brands, increased utilization of social media and e-commerce channels, and robust consumer confidence.  
Published on: 01/30/2020
Demand in the E-Commerce & Internet Retailing industry has been driven by heightened consumer spending, increased internet penetration, and further adoption of omnichannel retailing.
Published on: 01/06/2020
Demand in the Recreational Products industry has been driven by robust U.S. consumer spending, e-commerce sales growth, health-conscious purchasing preferences, and rising outdoor activity participation.  
Published on: 12/19/2019
Steady wage growth and historically low unemployment have supported industry dynamics such as pet humanization, rising pet ownership, and expanding insurance coverage, garnering significant industry tailwinds and subsequent merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities.

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