13 June 2012. In this industry M&A overview, M&A International Inc. retail specialists expect the high level of M&A activity of 2010 and 2011 to continue in this sector, although appropriate acquisition targets will become scarcer.
Although not entirely immune to the unprecedented economic downturn that rattled world financial markets in 2008–2009, the retail cosmetics, jewelry and accessories industry rebounded much faster than expected. This rebound continued in 2011 as sales surged both in traditional Western markets and the relatively nascent emerging economies despite widespread economic uncertainty around the world. Historically, the cosmetics, jewelry and accessories segment’s sales have closely mirrored those of their luxury segment counterparts, and therefore have been fairly resilient to overall economic woes as the industry’s core consumers generally retain their purchasing power even through a crisis. Most industry participants therefore reaffirm a positive near-term outlook, notwithstanding widespread austerity programs in many key European markets and renewed concerns over a stalling US economic recovery.
This report gives an overview and analysis of M&A activity in the sector (January 2010–March 2012), looks at key near-term M&A drivers and highlights the different M&A strategies.
M&A International Inc., with its extensive experience in the retail sector, can help investors on how to make the most of the current trends covered in this report.
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