Private Equity’s Perspective on Retail

Despite headline-grabbing trouble in the U.S. retail industry, private equity firms continued to invest in the space, announcing some 180 deals worth $41.1 billion. In fact, 52% of retail executives anticipate that financial buyers will drive retail M&A in 2018, while 48% think strategic buyers will fuel dealmaking, according to the 2018 BDO Retail Compass Survey of CxOs. See how the industry fared in 2017, and what this year may hold for investors in the infographic below:


To learn more about private equity’s outlook for various industries in 2018, read the full Ninth Annual Private Equity PErspective Survey here.

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