Industries > Consumer Products
With an onslaught of new entrants, consumer product companies face significant challenges to differentiate their products in the face of changing consumer tastes.
The consumer products industry has seen the demise of traditional retail channels; the acceleration of product development; new technologies such as social media which change brand marketing; active lifestyles changing styles and fashion; global sourcing which pushes down manufacturing costs; and increased efforts to protect intellectual property and enhance brands.
The competition in this marketplace is intense, particularly in the United States but also worldwide, creating pricing and margin pressures, while online retailers such as Amazon are creating new channels of distribution.
Corporate Fuel has been active in these industry segments:
- Automobile accessories
- Fashion apparel and jewelry
- Fashion accessories
- Home furnishings
- Consumer electronics and appliances
Recent Consumer Products Transactions
Sell-side Advisor / Capital raising
Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the fourth largest corporate ground transportation provider in the United States on a recapitalization and then on its sale to Addison Lee, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group
Recruited an experienced CFO for the fourth largest corporate ground transportation provider in the United States
Les Trois Petits Cochons
Served as exclusive advisor in the recapitalization of one of the most awarded specialty food companies in North America producing artisanal pâtés, mousses, baked hams, sausages and other French specialties