A Record-Breaking Year For Deals

The Restaurant Retail

Tough times sometimes come with a ray of hope, and that was the case here — the pandemic turned this sector into a bigger-player regime — more like “survival of the fittest.” It’s common reasoning — the bigger players are the ones that have the capital access; they are the ones with the capacity to survive. There’s a little glitch here that’s not apparent to all; not every big player survives in the long run! Events vividly back this point during the pandemic. For example, NPC International went into bankruptcy, which triggered the sale of Wendy’s and Pizza Hut.

Consumer And Retail

Something interesting happened in 2021 with one of my previously recorded podcast episodes. It was a mixed result for SPACS! They are Special Purpose Acquisition Companies — formed for the sole purpose of acquiring. They are companies that were taken public as acquisition companies to raise money for the market. According to the results I saw in the consumer and retail areas, the vehicle for acquisitions became a little shaky in the consumer and retail areas. It’s a mixed result that shows different reasons why deals happen, and they happen on the upsides and downsides.

Fastest Growing Industries for Deal-Makers

Luckily for pet owners, there is a booming market in the US and abroad for food and toys. The increase of people with pets has led many companies to specialize in these goods. With the rise in popularity of pets, particularly dogs and cats, during the global pandemic has led to increased demand for pet supplies. This means more people are looking to purchase products made by companies specifically catering to their needs- which is excellent news because it provides an opportunity.

Let’s Take a Look at What Happened in the M&A Space

Strategic Alliances

I still think there’s a huge opportunity for deals out there; you just have to track them on the buyer’s side and seller’s market. In my practice, the deal works because we track it.



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Corey Kupfer

Corey Kupfer

Corey Kupfer is an expert strategist, negotiator and dealmaker with 30+ years of experience. He is also the creator and host of the DealQuest Podcast.