M&A to Increase


Consulting firm Kearney expects there will be more takeovers and mergers in the consumer goods and retail sectors. After the first year of the pandemic, in which the numbers of transactions hit an all-time low, 80 percent of the more than 100 top executives surveyed by the company expected a new wave of transactions.

Of the 20 largest companies in the consumer goods industry, three-quarters are expected to be planning major sales. In addition, new topics such as digitization or the move towards the direct-to-consumer business are playing an increasingly important role.