August 13, 2019
How to integrate a smaller consumer acquisition and keep its brand uniqueness
The appetite for M&A deals in the consumer products and retail (CPR) sector is growing as firms race to counter cross-sector threats and revitalize tired portfolios with fast-growing niche brands. But rapid shifts in everything from technology to talent and consumer taste mean the old consumer packaged goods model is no longer fit for serving the future consumer. Companies need to develop different M&A integration strategies, depending on whether the deal is predicated on growing the acquired brand or reaping cost synergies by putting a sizeable business into their organization. An EY article provides details.