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Private financial markets: The Road to Next
Market trends affecting investor-backed private companies
The Road to Next series explores investment trends defining the private financial markets, covering strategies, liquidity concerns, market dynamics, and more. This latest edition reviews the state of e-commerce retail across the expansion-stage ecosystem and the investment and innovation happening in light of economic concerns. Looking ahead, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) implementation continues to penetrate manufacturing, retail, customer experience, distribution strategies, and a variety of products.
What does the future of e-commerce hold for retail?
- Dealmaking across the expansion-stage ecosystem in e-commerce retail is slow this year, yet this moderation occurs after a very active period of investment and energetic innovation.
- Although smaller than the broader space due to unique constraints, the intersection of retail, e-commerce, and manufacturing still sees investment thanks in part to increasingly favorable, longer-term fiscal support from governments and shifting consumer preferences.
- Well underway but with further to go, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) implementation continues to proliferate.
Road to Next: Amid inflation concerns, e-commerce retail shows potential.
Consumer tech companies continue to disrupt traditional retail and consumer spaces. Part of that is due to improved tech stacks and data acquisition that can unlock insights into buying and spending patterns and needs, such as getting a clearer look into what the consumer wants and why and how it can be fulfilled.
— Heather Gates, Audit & Assurance Private Growth Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP
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Deloitte and PitchBook have collaborated to produce a distinct methodology and array of data sets in order to answer some of the most pressing questions for venture capital and private equity-backed companies. The Road to Next series focuses on critical issues companies and their backers face, covering liquidity concerns, investor strategies, macroeconomic pressures, important regulations, market dynamics, and more.
In each edition, Deloitte subject-matter specialists discuss the issues dominating industry discussions in the current environment, especially the hurdles that growing companies face as they scale. As new market trends develop, additional themes and data sets will be featured to address potential concerns that private companies may have whether they are planning to stay private or preparing for a new phase of their journey.
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