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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.
How to win the profit fight in 2023
How to win the profit fight in 2023 As the dust settles on peak trading, the column inches will be devoted to the retail industry’s top-line trading performance. Indeed, the winners and losers will be defined by the outside world by market share and sales growth over the golden quarter. Early indications suggest that, for many, will prove resilient relative to expectations.
OC&C advises Next Capital on acquisition of rehabilitation retailer
We're pleased to congratulate James Murphy, David Browne and Niamh O'Reilly of Next Capital Private Equity on their recent investment in Country Care Group.
OC&C advises Europa Capital Partners on recent acquisition in food import and distribution sector
We're pleased to congratulate Europa Capital Partners on their acquisition of Fine Food Group.
OC&C advises Credem Private Equity on recent traceability deal in the Information Technology sector
We're pleased to congratulate Credem Private Equity on their voluntary public tender offer on the ordinary shares of Finlogic S.P.A.
OC&C supports Wise Equity on recent sale process in the bike components space
We're pleased to congratulate Wise Equity on their recent sale of a majority stake in Vittoria Group to Telemos Capital. OC&C provided sell-side support to Wise Equity and during this process.
OC&C advises Wise Equity on recent deal on lighting towers business
We're pleased to congratulate Wise Equity on their recent agreement with 21 Invest that acquired the business.
OC&C advises Bravo Capital Partners II on recent acquisition in the food ingredients sector
We're pleased to congratulate Bravo Capital on acquiring Sipral Padana.
OC&C advises Verteq Capital on industrial machinery components acquisition
Founded in Erbusco (Italy) in 1997, Radici is a leading producer of industrial automation machinery plastic components and accessories, working predominately in the bottling, food processing and pharmaceutical sectors.
OC&C advises Clessidra Capital Credit and FVS on recent acquisition in the confectionary space
We're 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.