Dealmakers expect M&A activity in consumer goods and retail to increase, especially in the short term, according to Mergers & Acquisitions’ Mid-Market Pulse (MMP). The MMP is a forward-looking sentiment indicator, published in partnership with CT, a provider of business compliance and deal support services. (Read the full report).

Survey participants polled in October gave the consumer goods and retail sector a score of 74.1 for the three-month outlook and 70.2 for the 12-month outlook, significantly outpacing the scores for overall M&A in the same timeframes, which were 59.4 and 66.2 respectively.

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