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Consumer M&A Outlook for 2021 and Beyond

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By Lou Sokolovskiy, CEO & Founder at Opus Connect
May 2020


This white paper is a joint venture with Assembled Brands. Opus Connect would like to thank Randy Mitzman (VP, Origination and Business Operations) and Michael Lipkin (President and COO) with Assemble Brands for their continued participation and support in the middle market M&A community. The light at the end of the tunnel is finally here, and middle market M&A trends are shifting sharply to reflect what life looks like post-covid as consumer behavior has changed and evolved following a global health crisis. What has emerged is a market that is focusing on supply chain issues, consumers that are more interested in sustainability and ethical supply chains, and transactions that reflect the digital realities of moving into predominantly e-commerce models. The goal of this research is to provide the Opus Connect community with information about the current consumer deal pipeline, emerging and dominant market trends, and how investment bankers, private equity firms, lenders, and executives are navigating 2021’s unique challenges and opportunities.

Thank you to all of our esteemed survey respondents.