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Update: Consumer & Retail M&A Update – February, 2018

February, 2018

For 2017, strategic buyers accounted for 63% of Consumer and Retail M&A transactions. During 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 85% of the transactions.

Select recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:

– Peakstone advises Erehwon Mountain Outfitter on sale of company to Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CWH) for an undisclosed amount.

– Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. acquired Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. for approximately $2.9 billion.

– American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) acquired Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. for approximately $3.42 billion.

– BPS Direct, L.L.C. acquired Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB) for approximately $8.67 billion.

– Circle K Stores Inc. acquired CST Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CST) for approximately $6.09 billion.

– Rye Parent Corp. acquired Panera Bread Company (NasdaqGS:PNRA) for approximately $7.66 billion.

– Samsung Electronics America, Inc. acquired Harman International Industries, Incorporated for approximately $9.38 billion.

– Sycamore Partners acquired Staples, Inc. (NasdaqGS:SPLS) for approximately $7.85 billion.