Retail, Consumer & Leisure | Advent International

Retail, Consumer & Leisure

ADVENT INTERNATIONAL HAS BEEN INVESTING IN THE RETAIL, CONSUMER & LEISURE SECTOR FOR 26 YEARS AND HAS COMPLETED 70 INVESTMENTS IN 20 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE.

We consider subsectors where there is potential for expansion from regional to national and national to international. We use our industry expertise and global network to help us develop relationships with companies we judge as potential stars. We also consider the new tools and operating formats that impact subsectors in different ways.

Following are some examples of subsectors we target:

  • RETAIL

  • Favorable global trends in multichannel retail have led to high-growth opportunities.
  • International expansion represents a long-term growth strategy, particularly for branded retailers.
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  • CONSUMER PRODUCTS

  • Innovation, authenticity and differentiation from global brands are driving niche category growth.
  • Health and wellness nutrition continues to be a growth sector
  • Undermanaged, yet valuable, brands represent interesting consolidation prospects.
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  • RESTAURANTS/LEISURE

  • Restaurant platforms offer attractive new unit rollout opportunities and are better shielded from disintermediation risk.
  • Increased leisure time has resulted in leisure activities taking a larger share of disposable income.
  • Health and fitness is an ongoing growth sector.
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Beyond these subsectors, we look for new trends and changing themes that could lead to interesting investment opportunities.

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Advent has one of the world's largest and most experienced private equity teams, with more than 170 investment professionals across four continents.

On average, our managing partners and managing directors have over 18 years of international investment experience.

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