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July 26, 2017

Warning Flags Rising for Private Equity Firms

This post was written by Brian Connors Private Equity (PE) firms and their limited partner investors could face significant headwinds in the coming years due to high company valuations, record levels of dry powder to invest, and more exit transactions akin to rearranging deck chairs by selling holdings to other PE funds rather than creating […]

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June 26, 2017

Discovering Amazon’s Impact on the CPG Industry With Announcement of the Whole Foods Bid

By Michael Musso On June 16 Amazon announced its intention to buy Whole Foods with a cash bid of $13.7 billion, a deal that is expected to close during the second half of 2017. This 16-multiple figure is the highest price Amazon will ever have paid for a company and a good indicator of its […]

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April 25, 2017

Transparency: The New Cost Reality for CPG Brands

The following post was written by Managing Director Michael Musso, Practice Group Leader – Consumer Packaged Goods. In today’s marketplace, it is clear that the back of the product label has become as important as the front. Consumers —who are more aware than ever of ingredients and have a clear and defined perception of those […]

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March 2, 2017

Automotive Middle Market – What’s the Play?

The following post was written by Managing Director John Pencak. Currently, we are in the seventh year of the latest automotive cycle that appears to be long in the tooth. Middle market automotive suppliers have performed well in recent years and have reaped the benefits of record North American production volumes. Now, for the first […]

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June 15, 2016

Detroit Post Bankruptcy: It took a village to save a city

The following post was written by Glenn Kushiner. Although the long-term success of the City of Detroit restructuring/bankruptcy is yet to be determined, the current signs (significantly reduced debt load, balanced budget and surplus creation, finance function organizational restructuring, population stabilization, etc.) indicate the City is on the right path. One of the biggest reasons […]

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