S&C Critical Insights – The Impact of COVID-19 on Consumer and Retail M&AJune 9, 2020
S&C partners Frank Aquila, Audra Cohen and Melissa Sawyer discuss important updates for dealmakers in the consumer and retail sector following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shifting consumer priorities and changing product availability are changing fundamental aspects of M&A dealmaking in these industries. Brick-and-mortar retail has seen a drop in mall foot traffic and many industry mainstays have been pushed toward bankruptcy. Meanwhile, sales are increasing at e-commerce businesses. Frank and Melissa discuss the impact of recent legislation on this sector and explore how new trends might change the future of M&A in these industries.