Investment Bankers’ Revenue Spikes From Consumer, Retail Deals

LILLIAN RIZZO, Wall Street Journal | October 5th, 2015 | http://www.middlemarketgrowth.org

It is no secret investment bankers are having a busy year with deal flow. But they are especially raking in the revenue from consumer and retail deals in the U.S.

Revenue from consumer and retail deals reached a record $1.3 billion in the first nine months of this year, with mergers and acquisitions accounting for 37% of that figure, according to data provider Dealogic.

“The combination of the better macroeconomic environment, financial position of corporate companies and consumer trends will fuel continued consumer and retail M&A,” said Bruce Cohen, head of retail private equity at global management consulting firm Kurt Salmon.

However, despite the increase in consumer and retail deal flow, sponsors aren’t reaping the same benefits as investment bankers.

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