Consumer & Retail

Cigno and our international team, M&A Worldwide, specialize in 12 industry groups. Each Industry Group gathers experienced M&A practitioners with sector-specific areas of expertise from different geographical regions, including Denmark.

This group covers the Consumer and Retail industries and is always keeping track of its developments, as well as new demands and strategic requirements, enabling us to be a valuable M&A partner.

This sector has been affected by the rise of the conscious consumer.  Shaped by “the millennials, the digital transformation, new consumer assets, new behaviours, and other concerns”, the conscious consumer “focuses on healthier eating, sustainable consumption, and ethical practices” (M&A Worldwide,2021).

These new paradigms and consumer profiles have led to multiple new players and new perspectives for growth. It has forced this Industry to transform business models digitally to guarantee the preferences and expectations of these new demands (M&A Worldwide,2021).

According to our Worldwide Consumer and Retail group, these are the sector’s trends:

  • Continued increase in M&A activity
  • More Megadeals
  • PEs look for opportunities underneath the rocks
  • More companies are selling underperforming assets

Working with us will allow you to benefit from the in-depth and up-to-date knowledge and experience on the consumer and retail sector.

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Local Advisors

Lars Søndergaard


Morten Christensen