Industry Reports

Published on: 11/04/2019
The E-Commerce & Internet Retailing industry has continued to experience heightened demand, supported by increased internet penetration, steady consumer confidence, and a continuous gravitation towards the ease and efficiency of online shopping.
Published on: 10/29/2019
Food delivery service providers and innovations in technology have caused tectonic shifts in the Foodservice industry and restaurant operators are finding that they must respond to these disruptive forces or risk losing relevancy in the changing landscape.
Published on: 10/18/2019
Private equity (PE) groups, strapped with dry powder, have proliferated fundraising efforts to capitalize on the premium returns achievable in this robust leveraged buyout (LBO) environment. High-growth brands that generate significant revenue through e-commerce sales channels and can effectively mitigate the adverse effects of seasonality are poised to garner attraction from consumer-focused PE groups.
Published on: 09/23/2019
As consumer preferences continue to shift towards eco-conscious products, companies creating natural-based personal care products have flourished. Macroeconomic indicators continue to propel M&A growth in the Person Care industry.
Published on: 09/05/2019
Strong macroeconomic tailwinds have maintained robust M&A activity in the Juvenile Products industry heading into the holiday season. The report includes: merger & acquisition activity, buyer breakdown, and a segment highlight on the Connected Toys market.  
Published on: 08/19/2019
With 84 transactions year-to-date, merger and acquisition activity has been strong as buyers remain attentive to both provocative high-growth concepts with strong upside potential and established underperforming chains that can be acquired at a discount and reintroduced to the market.
Published on: 07/29/2019
Capstone Headwaters has published its Q3 Pet & Animal Care Executive Summary which discusses industry trends and drivers, merger and acquisition activity, and active segments in the market, such as Veterinary & Health Services and CBD Pet Products. To learn more about the Capstone Headwaters’ Pet & Animal Care practice, please contact Tom Elliott.
Published on: 07/23/2019
Capstone Headwaters’ Q3 E-Commerce & Internet Retailing Coverage Report discusses the growth of online retail platforms and the significant opportunity for e-commerce operators to capitalize on the increased demand for personalized and efficient shopping solutions.  To learn more about the content of the report or Capstone Headwaters’ Consumer & Retail practice, please reach out to Lisa Tolliver. 
Published on: 07/11/2019
Capstone Headwaters’ has posted its Q3 2019 Personal Care Executive Summary which highlights key industry and merger and acquisition (M&A) trends. The utilization of social media has allowed independent (indie) personal care brands to target and engage large audiences at a relatively low direct-to-consumer (D2C) marketing cost, strengthening brand recognition and sales growth.
Published on: 06/17/2019
While restaurants continue to be challenged by declining traffic and increasing labor costs, same-store sales rebounded to show a 1.1% increase in May and provide a cautiously optimistic outlook for the industry, according to TDn2K’s Black Box Intelligence. Additionally, top emerging brands continued to grow their footprints in excess of 35% on average, highlighting the ongoing bifurcation in the industry.

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