Private Equity PErspectives podcast: Amazon, Wayfair and the changing retail landscape

In the seventh episode of BDO’s Private Equity PErspectives podcast, our National Retail & Consumer Products Practice leader Natalie Kotlyar and Richard Baum of Consumer Growth Partners join BDO’s Todd Kinney to discuss the state of the retail industry. BDO’s Katherine Gauntt also shares her take on the implications of the Supreme Court’s recent Wayfair decision.

Tune into the full episode for a range of insights, including:
  • How PE-backed retailers can become "un-Amazonable."
  • How the recent Wayfair decision adds another layer of uncertainty, especially for smaller retailers that sell goods across state lines.
  • How the overall growth of e-commerce is changing how retailers operate.
Listen to the podcast and read the transcript here.

The Private Equity PErspectives podcast serves as a forum for private equity dealmakers to discuss navigating today’s dynamic investment environment, while preparing for challenges and opportunities on the horizon. In each episode, BDO’s Private Equity practice connects with leaders in the industry to talk deal activity, fund strategies, and portfolio company optimization.

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