1H Consumer Valuations Trending Up

With the impending arrival of fall, as retailers assess their sales performance, private equity valuations in the consumer sector couldn’t be hotter. PE buyers paid an average of 13.9x EBITDA during the first half of 2017. Even if the average moves lower over the second half of the year, private equity firms are on pace to eclipse strategic buyers in the consumer segment for the first time in three years.

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