RSM US B2B and B2C Spotlights: Sustained deal competition as buyers outnumber sellers
February 24, 2016
Armed with data from the PitchBook Platform, RSM US has released its first batch of Q1 2016 Industry Spotlights. Encompassing a more comprehensive view of what drove 2015 activity, along with an outlook to 2016, the reports profile M&A and private equity trends unfolding in the B2B and B2C industries.
Struggling to spark revenue growth, B2B companies are simultaneously facing challenges mitigating increasing expenditures such as employee benefits and payroll. Regardless of these headwinds, the strategic and financial appetite for M&A remains and acquisition strategies are still pivotal in order to stay competitive in the current environment.
A shift in consumer spending habits will continue to attract an increased level of disposable income away from traditional retail avenues. The gap between top-quality and lower-quality companies coming to market will begin to widen and businesses better positioned to mitigate a shifting consumer landscape will garner higher M&A multiples as competition remains high for those businesses.