Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group is one of the most active middle market M&A practices. Our professionals have completed over 100 consumer transactions in recent years and bring a wealth of expertise and end-market experience to each assignment.

Broadly speaking, our practice consists of four major verticals – Food, Beverage & Agribusiness; Restaurants & Retail; Branded & Private Label Consumer Products; and Consumer Services – and we have extensive experience in a host of subverticals, including the following key focus areas.

Key Focus Areas

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Consumer Products

  • Consumer Durables
  • Footwear, Apparel, and Accessories
  • Home Decor and Accessories
  • Housewares
  • Infant and Juvenile
  • Lawn, Garden, and Pet
  • Outdoor and Lifestyle
  • Personal Care 

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Consumer Services

  • Service Oriented Franchises
  • Fitness Clubs
  • Landscaping and Grounds Management
  • Health and Wellness Spas and Boutiques
  • Omni – Channel Marketing
  • Leisure and Entertainment
  • Retailer Products and Services

Consumer Focus Area 3

Food, Beverage, and Agribusinesses

  • Agriculture
  • Baked Goods
  • Beverage
  • Commodity Processing and Distribution
  • Dairy
  • Foodservice, Grocery, and C-Store Distribution
  • Fruits, Vegetable, and Other Produce
  • Ingredients
  • Meat and Other Proteins
  • Natural and Organic
  • Snacks 

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Retail and Restaurants

  • QSR and Fast Casual
  • Casual and Fine
  • Institutional Foodservice
  • Mass
  • Grocery
  • Department
  • Specialty Retail
  • Discount