Mergercast by Booz & Company Releases Episode 27 -- Consumer Goods M&A

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Podcast episode features J. Neely, a partner at Booz & Company, examining the state of mergers and acquisitions in the consumer goods space.

Indications are that more deals, largely focused on capabilities and geographic expansion, will take place in the next 12 months.

Mergercast by Booz & Company has released Episode 27 -- Consumer Goods M&A.

In this episode J. Neely, a Partner at Booz & Company, examines the state of mergers and acquisitions in the consumer goods space, particularly in light of Kraft's recently announced agreement to acquire Cadbury.

In the discussion, Neely comments on key market considerations, including:

  • Whether the Kraft-Cadbury transaction signals the beginning of a new M&A cycle in the sector
  • The types of deals we may see going forward
  • The capabilities that will likely drive future transactions

“While it's a difficult deal environment, pent-up demand is growing. Indications are that more deals, largely focused on capabilities and geographic expansion, will take place in the next 12 months,” Neely said.

Mergercast by Booz & Company is a podcast exploring the world of mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. Episode 27 has a runtime of 15 minutes and 42 seconds and can be accessed at http://www.booz.com/mergercast. Listeners can play the podcast on its homepage or subscribe via RSS feed, e-mail or the iTunes store.

About Booz & Company
Booz & Company is a leading global management consulting firm, helping the world's top businesses, governments, and organizations.

Our founder, Edwin Booz, defined the profession when he established the first management consulting firm in 1914.

Today, with more than 3,300 people in 60 offices around the world, we bring foresight and knowledge, deep functional expertise, and a practical approach to building capabilities and delivering real impact. We work closely with our clients to create and deliver essential advantage.

For our management magazine strategy+business, visit http://www.strategy-business.com.

Visit http://www.booz.com to learn more about Booz & Company.    

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