Mergers and acquisitions in the home and garden industry have been driven by digital transformation, smart acquisitions, capital raising, geographical expansion and portfolio diversification. Companies divested non-core businesses owing to an unfavourable operating environment, strategy shifts or financing needs, while the industry was shaken by a number of high profile closures.
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Industry players have made strategic acquisitions of direct-to-consumer brands and AR/VR companies in order to enhance their omnichannel capabilities and stay ahead of the digital transformation curve.
Bolt-on acquisitions are all the rage as lighting companies scramble to capitalise on emerging high-growth lighting applications. Companies are looking to industrial and smart Internet of Things (IoT) applications to offset the slowdown in consumer lighting.
The mattress industry is heating up as bold start-ups like Purple, Casper and Saatva raise capital through reverse takeovers and IPOs to fund expansion. The traditional mattress industry is ripe for disruption, creating openings for innovative start-ups to fill the gap.
Multinational companies are acquiring local partners in emerging economies to tap into established distribution networks and familiarity with local markets. At the same time, Chinese companies are acquiring established businesses with an international presence in order to expand globally.
Expanding and diversifying products and services is a top priority for companies in search of new growth opportunities. Having a stake in adjacent products and service also allows companies to provide turn-key solutions and add value for customers.
Companies are shedding non-core businesses owing to an unfavourable operating environment, strategy shifts or financing needs. The industry has been rocked by a number of high profile closures.