Apparel & Accessories M&A Industry Update | Q3 2023

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In this Apparel & Accessories M&A Industry Update, we explore the M&A activity and projections for this sector within the Consumer industry. Within this report we provide key themes that are driving deal activity for Apparel & Accessories companies, M&A activity updates, and up-to-date market data. The purpose of this report is to educate business owners and financial service providers on the trends and activity for Q3 2023, and projections for the future.

Select Insights:

Consumer spending has shown signs of strength despite headwinds from high interest rates, high inflation, and the resumption of student loan payments in October.

  • Overall consumer spending on Black Friday rose 2.5% over last year, with online sales up 7.5% to $9.8 billion based on data from Mastercard and Adobe Analytics.  However, their data showed that buy now, pay later usage also surged to a record high of $940 million on Cyber Monday, which was a 42.5% increase over last year.
  • In addition, consumers showed up for holiday shopping weekend en masse with an all-time high of 200.5 million shoppers, topping the previous high of 196.7 set last year according to the National Retail Federation.
  • Consumer spending has continued to grow on a rolling TTM basis through 3Q23.  Economic surveys and data show mixed expectations for consumer spending trends going forward.

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If you are interested in discussing any of the analysis from this report, or if you would like to discuss your own transaction goals contact the Managing Directors from our Consumer Industry Practice Group below, or reach out at (800) 849-7010 or [email protected] to be directed to the appropriate team member.

About the Authors:

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Carl Miller

Managing Director, Consumer Practice


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