Consumer Business M&A


Consumer Business M&A

A rapidly changing environment is fueling M&A in the consumer industry

The consumer industry covers the entire value chain of food and non-food consumer products, ranging from production to wholesale, distribution and retail, as well as consumer services such as foodservice and leisure. Despite its wide variety, there are a number of fundamental and overarching trends rapidly changing the dynamics in the entire industry. Consumers are showing an increasing awareness for sustainability and a strong preference for healthy and convenient lifestyles. With the exponential rise of digitalization, a number of disruptive forces, such as the acceleration of new technologies, the increasing level of disintermediation and the emergence of new business models, are reshaping the entire value chain.

Wholesale and Distribution M&A industry update

The Consumer Business sector team of Deloitte Corporate Finance publishes its Wholesale & Distribution M&A newsletter every six months, comprising an update on market developments. Download the H2-2022 report here!

Such a rapidly changing environment requires businesses to quickly adapt by investing in their innovation strength, leveraging economies of scale and focusing on activities with a long-term defensible market position. This is where M&A can play a vital role, for example by acquiring new technologies, increasing scale or strengthening focus on core activities.

Globally connected expertise with local presence

Our Consumer Business M&A team has extensive experience and deep sector knowledge in all key areas of the consumer industry. We combine our expertise with a unique, closely-knit network based on close relationships with key decision makers at all relevant sector players, both locally as well as internationally through close cooperation with our international M&A colleagues in the consumer industry. As sector specialists with unparalleled consumer industry expertise, we are able to maximize the value of our clients’ businesses in sell- and buy-side M&A transactions.

Meet the team

Connect to our team to learn how we can collaborate and deliver value to your organization.

Rolf Visser



Bram Jansen



Koen van Veen

Senior Manager