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, however. In 2013, private equity buyouts accounted for 26 percent of all retail ... Freemium Content

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