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Retail and Restaurants: Third Quarter 2012

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


This quarter’s Retail and Restaurants Update, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF), summarizes the most recent transactions within this industry along with information on the most active buyers, current transaction valuation multiples and an overview of the public market’s perception of the industry.

Highlights include:

  • After three months of consecutive decreases ending June 2012, sales have now increased for three consecutive months despite concerns around the global economy and the looming fiscal cliff negotiations in the U.S.
  • The rise in retail sales has been accompanied by an improvement in the unemployment rate, which decreased to 7.8% in September 2012, and improving consumer confidence, which exhibited its highest level since the recession according to the University of Michigan.
  • In Q3 2012, the retail and restaurants sector experienced 180 M&A transactions, compared to 174  transactions in Q2 2012.

To read more, download the Retail and Restaurants Update.


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