The Pulse of Private Equity – 8/5/2019

PE firms boosting retail’s omnichannel strategies


PE’s track record in retail has come under some hefty scrutiny of late. And buyout shops are taking the hint. At just over 40 deals closed through H1, PE firms are set to complete the fewest retail transactions since at least 2013. Although the headlines are hard to ignore, it’s important to point out that financial sponsors have also helped brick-and-mortar operations in the middle market with the adoption and expansion of digital strategies.