Harris Williams & Co. Consumer Update
Global Pet Products Market Update
These are three of the trends shaping M&A strategy in the global pet products sector, according to Harris Williams & Co. Consumer Group Managing Director Ryan Budlong and Director Will Bain:
1. Increased focus on premium products, including recent acquisitions at the high end of the market by two major consumer packaged goods companies. There has also been greater participation in the premium segment by private label companies.
2. Disintermediation and “the Amazon effect” are transforming the pet industry. With online sales growth growing rapidly, major players are refocusing their M&A strategies accordingly.
3. China-based buyers are increasingly active in the space, driven by rapid domestic growth in pet ownership.
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