Private Equity Buyouts Down, IPO Deals Up in Retail in 2013

Private Equity Buyouts Down, IPO Deals Up in Retail in 2013

Retail acquisitions are getting bigger as the economy improves. A year-end study from research firm PwC shows that the average merger/acquisition deal size in the retail and consumer sectors rose by 67 percent from 2012 to 2013, to $399 million. The total value for all transactions also passed the $100 billion mark for the first time since 2008.

Private equity-led buyouts in the retail sector slowed down,

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