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In this, our 12th annual Retail Proposition Index, published at a time when consumers are grappling with cost-of-living pressures and confidence is at a 50-year low, we reveal how consumer attitudes and behaviours are shifting.
OC&C advises Clessidra Capital Credit and FVS on recent acquisition in the confectionary space
OC&C are pleased to congratulate Clessidra Capital Credit and FVS on acquiring Candy Factory. The investment is shared with Castellazzi (founder of Casa del Dolce) and Corno (founder of Liking).
OC&C advises Partners Group on recent acquisition in the DACH Digital Transformation market
We are pleased to congratulate Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, acting on behalf of its clients, on its recent acquisition of Cloudflight, as majority shareholder.
OC&C advises EMPG on recent investment round
We are pleased to congratulate EMPG on its recent $200 million investment from Affinity Partners. EMPG is the largest classifieds player in emerging markets, holding stakes in 10 brands globally and is present in more than 50 cities across its target regions, with over 200 million monthly visits to its platforms. Its portfolio includes Zameen.com, Bayut.com and Dubizzle.
The Big Squeeze
The UK's largest food and drink players exited 2021 in relatively rude health, with overall growth jumping from 1.1% to 4.1%. Whilst demonstrating strength, it’s now clear post-covid stability was to be short-lived. Spiralling inflation, a volatile pound and low consumer confidence are all disruptors to business as usual. With contributions from OC&Cs Will Hayllar and Nilpesh Patel, The Grocer takes a look at the past years performance, amid the current big squeeze.
OC&C advises Metrika on an acquisition of aerial platform producer
We are pleased to congratulate Metrika on their majority stake investment in CMC, a leading international player in the design, manufacture and distribution of aerial spider platforms.
OC&C advises Arbo on an acquisition of components distributor for commercial refrigerators
We are pleased to congratulate Arbo on their majority stake investment in Verco Milano Srl, a company active in component distribution for the commercial refrigeration sector.
Friend or foe? Implications of Netflix and Disney+ ads for broadcasters
In our last article, following a slew of announcements, we looked at the advertising market entry plans of Netflix and Disney+, particularly from the perspective of the advertising industry, considering how their ad product might be received. This article considers the likely effect on broadcaster incumbents in the UK in the medium term and proposes strategies to minimise future revenue risks.
Sizing up MediaTech
Underpinned by the explosion of digital media consumption and rapidly evolving media landscape, alongside widespread digitisation of workflows needing solutions, MediaTech presents an opportunity to gain exposure to these growth tailwinds while benefiting from enterprise software economics, potential defensibility and revenue predictability.
OC&C advises QIC Global Private Capital on their recent investment
We are pleased to congratulate Crystal Russell, Nick Capell and the QIC Global Private Capital team on their investment via the Qld Business Investment Fund into ModnPods, a Gold Coast based modular home builder. ModnPods holds a distinctive position in the fast-growing modular construction industry, differentiating through design, sustainability and utilising high levels of Australian manufacturing content.
OC&C advises Ethica Global Investments on recent acquisition in luxury packaging sector
We are pleased to congratulate Ethica Global Investments on acquiring the majority stake in V.M.C. Mottini and Verbar, both firms process packaging for perfumery, cosmetics and wines and spirits businesses.
The new year is coming – what will you do to your prices?
Inflation is running rampant, putting stress on consumers and businesses alike. That’s nothing new. No doubt most of your own suppliers have started raising their prices, leaving you with the nagging and pressing question of what to do with your own. The typical response has been more aggressive blanket increases with little consideration for the specific circumstances of different customers. While this approach is undeniably low effort and time efficient, it is also undeniably sub-optimal - and is sometimes disastrous.
OC&C advises QIC Global Private Capital on their investment into Travello
We are pleased to congratulate QIC Global Private Capital team and Paspalis Innovation Investment Fund on their investment into Travello. Travello is a distinctive travel platform that allows travellers to book unique, in-destination tours and experiences, and additionally provides a social network for travellers.